THE FATAL FLAW IN JOE MANCHIN'S VOTING RIGHTS PACKAGE
Last week, I criticized West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for announcing that he would vote against the For the People Act on purely performative grounds. Manchin's op-ed criticizing the bill did not name a single provision that he opposed; he simply refused to back Democrats' signature election . . .
IN THE MALCOLM ARCHIVES
Paper Trail. In the fall of 2019, on my first visit to Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library, an exhibition of Janet Malcolm's writings, curated by Eve Sneider, lined the corridor leading to the rare books and manuscripts room. Perhaps it was serendipity, or perhaps it was fate, but it . . .
MOVING TO JANET MALCOLM'S AMERICA
I started reading Janet Malcolm the year I came to the United States. Encountering her work felt like emerging from ignorancerevelatory and more than a bit humbling. At 23, I was embarrassed not to have heard of her before.