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Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Volume 91, Number 4

  • Howard Axelrod on a transformative injury
  • Gaurav Raj Telhan on medical school’s most gruesome rite of passage
  • Amanda Giracca on falconry in America
  • Jenna Krajeski on the political idealism of Syria’s Kurds
  • Fiction Suite: Happy Families Are All Alike
    • Works by Taylor Antrim, Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Elliott Holt, and Praveen Krishna
  • Julia Cooke on art and activism at Havana’s Twelfth Biennial
  • Dawn Whitmore photographs female bodybuilders
  • Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira photograph Brazil’s endangered professions
  • Poetry by David Lehman, Michael Shewmaker, and A. E. Stallings
  • Criticism by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., Pamela Erens, John Lingan, and S. Kirk Walsh 
  • Amateur Hour by Joshua Foer
  • Talisman by Dani Shapiro
  • Fine Distinctions by Gregory McNamee
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Author Profiles

Amanda Giracca’s essays and reportage have appeared in Aeon, Fourth Genre, the Magazine, and, and have received support from the Playa Fellowship Residency Program.

Jenna Krajeski is a reporter with the Fuller Project based in New York and the author, with Nobel laureate Nadia Murad, of The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State (Tim Duggan, 2017).

Howard Axelrod’s memoir, The Point of Vanishing (Beacon, 2015), was named one of the best books of 2015 by Slate, the Chicago Tribune, and Entropy Magazine, and one of the best memoirs of 2015 by Library Journal