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The painting “Love Potion” features two lovers craning toward each other in a boat on roiling ocean waters.

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The evocative Love Potion

Image courtesy of Alexander Gassel and the Museum of Russian Icons

Arts

A blend of Russian Orthodox iconography and mythical motifs

4.9.21

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

May-June 2021

Portrait photograph of Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead

Photograph courtesy of Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead’s time-spanning, globe-circling new novel

May-June 2021

Portrait photograph of Marilyn Booth

Marilyn Booth

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Marilyn Booth translates Arabic literature for Anglophone readers.

May-June 2021

An illuminated manuscript page from thirteenth-century Iraq showing two men on a camel arriving in a village, depicted as two-story white buildings with people looking out the windows

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An illuminated page showing Abu Zayd and his friend al-Harith, narrator of the Impostures, arriving in a village, from a copy of the Maqamat (“Impostures”) created in Baghdad in 1237 by Yahya ibn Mahmud al-Wasiti. No portrait of al-Hariri is known to exist.

Image ©BnF, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY

Brief life of a master storyteller

May-June 2021

A collage of emblematic figures in American history set against the Stars and Stripes

Illustration by Alex Williamson.

In a new book, Louis Menand probes the cultural currents of postwar America.

March-April 2021

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

March-April 2021

Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones poses stylishly in a studio

Radhika Jones

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Radhika Jones at the helm of Vanity Fair

March-April 2021

Hands typing on a computer keyboard.

Join other aspiring and established writers for The Muse & The Marketplace conference in April.
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This Boston conference offers a virtual writing retreat.

March-April 2021