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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Nobel Prize for Literature judges quit over sexual misconduct allegations

Three members of the Swedish Academy, the body that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, have withdrawn from its board in protest over the handling of allegations of...

Stray Dog

Daidō Moriyama: Record Provoke: Between Protest and Performance—Photography in Japan 1960/1975 Daido Tokyo Daidō Moriyama/Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, ParisPhotograph by Daidō Moriyama from ‘Tokyo Color,’ December 2008–July 2015; included in Daido...

“Spoiler” 

Audio: Read by the author. Was born a shamble. Was raised, as many, by a marrow a follow.Made first fortune before first word. Had it made. Follow leftThe house...

Junot Díaz: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

That violación. Not enough pages in the world to describe what it did to me. The whole planet could be my inkstand and it still wouldn’t be enough. That...

Physical Graffiti on the Border

Ianthe RuthvenA high-tech adjustable section of the US-Mexico border fence running through the Algodones dunes in California, January 2018The eight prototypes of the wall that Donald Trump wants to...

“How Did We Come to Know You?”

Baba Seva’s apartment was on the second floor of a white five-story building off a leafy courtyard. I entered the courtyard and tapped in the code for the front...

“Son” 

By Forrest Gander

Keith Gessen on Family History and a Changing Russia

In this week’s story, “How Did We Come to Know You?,” the narrator, Andrei, has a lapse in attention that leads to his grandmother having an accident. Family ties...

Walter Kempowski’s Epic Novel of Germany in Collapse

Imagine, for a moment, a German novel about the final months of the Second World War, an epic tale of national collapse and shameful private defeat, the ruined landscape...

Will Pope Francis Cause a Schism in the Catholic Church?

This unsettling state of affairs is the subject of “To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism” (Simon Schuster), a new book by the conservative...

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