“We live in a country where Americans assimilate corpses in their daily comings and goings.” New writing from Claudia Rankine at the Times.

Also highly recommended: Alexander Chee’s “Future Queer” in The New Republic.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote about Taylor Swift for The Paris Review.

Checking in with Terry Riley at 80.

Ryan Sartor interviewed Pilot Viruet.

At The Guardian, a review of Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks.

A report from this year’s Superscript Conference.

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