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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

Zsuzsi Gartner

Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of Better Living through Plastic Explosives and, most recently, The Beguiling.

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For the Time Is at Hand

Three takes on the end of the world July | August 2022
The end has always been nigh, as decades of New Yorker cartoons can attest, but judging by the current spate of post-apocalyptic fiction, it seems a great many writers’ internal doomsday clocks are set at one and a half minutes to midnight. And who can blame them? Three recent novels — one giddily apocalyptic, one an almost too-close-to-home vision of a disturbing…