"Cities each have a kind of light," August Kleinzahler once wrote. Here, great authors evoke the light—and darkness—they find in the world’s cities.
An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.
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When he first started reading The Apartment Elliot Ackerman expected any number of clichés might hijack the story, but he was pleasantly surprised by this quietly powerful novel of a veteran roaming through a European city.