The attraction of lunatic balls seems to have come not only from the fear of violence or unpredictability in asylum-dwellers’s behaviour, but from the existential threat of being forced to ponder the blurry distinction between sanity and insanity.— Linda Besner
With The Buried Giant, the author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day has again conjured the unexpected. Here, a definitive primer on an indefinable writer.
Terror threats, delayed elections, and inept social media assistants: Imagining the fight for Nigeria’s political future.
The author of Leaving Before the Rains Come on how to write fairly about divorce, whether anyone can truly “have it all,” and the perils of “bumper-sticker feminism.”
The Arcade with Anshuman Iddamsetty
Uncovering the secret history of Canada’s greatest photographer.
A day with the nomadic booksellers of Pakistan.
On-deck taverns on the Marine Highway System bring together residents of a solitary state, but not for much longer.
In this ancient Pompeii, sex was marketed unapologetically, with a directness that would shame the most mercenary of modern advertisers. Independent sex workers used graffiti to advise clients of prices and locations, while erotic frescos functioned as non-verbal signage for brothels, luring in passersby.— Alexandra Kimball
A stint teaching at a writer’s workshop in Ramallah leads the author to examine the Palestinian resistance through the literature that has shaped it. An excerpt from the latest Hazlitt Original.
How royalty went from almighty overlords to household mongrels — a new perspective on the monarchy. An excerpt from the latest Hazlitt Original.