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Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Volume 97, Number 1

This issue marks the first anniversary of the coronavirus through features that share themes of separation and dissonance—both physical and ideological, personal and public. Features include Dina Litovsky’s photo essay on the atmosphere of Manhattan’s first lockdown last spring; May Jeong’s report on the repatriation of Afghan migrants to a home country they barely know; Ryan Bradley on the worlds we find underground, which few of us even know about; T Kira Madden’s short story on the splitting of a self in grief; and Rachel Vorona Cote on the strange anachronisms that make recent period dramas so unique.

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Author Profiles

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).

Deb Lucke is an author and artist. Her comics have appeared in the New Yorker, the Nation, and Heated, among others. She is a regular contributor to her local paper, the Highlands Current.

T Kira Mahealani Madden is the founding editor in chief of No Tokens, the author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (Bloomsbury, 2019), and an amateur magician.