shaan sachdev

what i'm reading

A Moral Education: In Praise of Filth

by Garth Greenwell, The Yale Review

Blood Ritual

by Enzo Escober, Guernica

Why Are We in Ukraine?

by Benjamin Schwarz & Christopher Layne, Harper’s

20 Years On From That Hotel Roof in Baghdad, I Know the Limits of My Trade

by Moises Saman, The New York Times

Semantic Drift

by Lionel Shriver, Harper’s

The Front House

by Cord Jefferson, The Yale Review

On Mobs

by Anastasia Berg & Becca Rothfeld, The Point

English in the Real World

by Dan Stahl, The Millions

A Philosophy Professor’s Final Class

by Jordi Graupera, The New Yorker

These Precious Days

by Ann Patchett, Harper's

At the Bend of the Road

by Aube Rey Lescure, Guernica

The Despotism of Isaias Afewerki

by Alex de Waal, The Baffler

What’s Wrong With Public Intellectuals?

by Mark Greif, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction No. 17

by Pati Hill, Truman Capote, The Paris Review

Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot​: Against the Contemporary American Essay

by Jackson Arn, The Drift

Cornel West Sees a Spiritual Decay in the Culture

by Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker

The Military-Industrial Virus

by Andrew Cockburn, Harper's

Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals

by Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian


by Apoorva Tadepalli, The Point

Reviewing the Book Review

by Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A fragile freedom — abortion and the American divide

by Katie Roiphe, Financial Times

Notes on a Mugging

by Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books

What Does Fluffy Think?

by Amia Srinivasan, London Review of Books

The Accidental Wine Educator

by Eric Asimov, The New York Times

Men in Dark Times

by Rebecca Panovka, Harper’s

Death Drives

by Peter C. Baker, The New York Review of Books

Why Did You Throw Stones?

by Rachel Kushner, n+1

The Nakba Demands Justice

by Kaleem Hawa, Jewish Currents

Magic Actions

by Tobi Haslett, n+1

The Algebra of Infinite Justice

by Arundhati Roy, The Guardian

The Crow Whisperer

by Lauren Markham, Harper's

Why I Write

by Joan Didion, Literary Hub

I, Phone

by Choire Sicha, The New York Review of Books

How the Media Cracks Down on Critics of Israel

by Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs

Wanting Bad Things: Andrea Long Chu responds to Amia Srinivasan

by Andrea Long Chu, Anastasia Berg, The Point

Campaign Literature

by Thomas Chatterton Williams, Harper's

The Left’s Culture War Rebranding

by Shant Mesrobian, American Affairs

Saying Good-by to Hannah

by Mary McCarthy, The New York Review of Books

Wednesday's Other Story

by Matt Taibbi, TK News

McKinsey & Company: Capital’s Willing Executioners

by Anonymous, Current Affairs

All My Pronouns: How I learned to live with the singular 'they'

by Anne Fadiman, Harper's

This Critic and This Gin and These Shoes

by Gore Vidal, The New York Review of Books