shaan sachdev






what i'm reading


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


Careerism

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