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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Katherine Leyton

Katherine Leyton is writing on a book about the politics of motherhood.

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Katherine Leyton


When your mother can’t remember your name March 2021
Mothers can be at once entirely familiar and complete mysteries to their children. The women who name us and hold an almost unbearable power in shaping our identities are elusive. Certain facets of their selves and chapters of their histories are closed off. As she opens her memoir, the poet Damian Rogers recalls the time her mother escaped from her nursing home in…