n+1 was founded in New York City in 2004 by six young writers and editors who wanted to revive the American tradition of politically engaged literary magazines. At the time, the intellectual scene felt disturbingly fragmented and drained of vitality: political magazines didn’t care about literature, literary magazines didn’t discuss politics, and big ideas had to be buried in tiny book reviews. The founding editors wanted to make a magazine that could encompass all the subjects they cared about—one that didn’t shy away from difficult and ambitious writing, and that saw literature, politics, and culture as aspects of the same project.
N Plus One Magazine Winter 2022/2023 Issue is here. Why is everything gray? Two paths for the abortion clinic. Laura Preston on robots and real estate. Victoria Lomasko’s last days in Russia. The naked and the dead. Drama by Stephen Squibb, fiction by Thomas Bolt.
+ Victoria Lomasko on escaping Putin's Russia
+ Laura Preston on Working as a real-estate chatbot
+ Charlotte Shane on her abortions
+ Judith Levine on the contradictions of American nudism
+ Laura Kolbe on not learning abortion in medical school
+ A story by Thomas Bolt and a play by Stephen Squibb
+ In the intellectual situation, the editors ask: Why is everything so ugly?
+ Plus a special section on the dead: Gabriel Winant on Barbara Ehrenreich, Blair McClendon on Jean-Luc Godard, and Hannah Baer, Nicole Lipman, Haley Mlotek, and Su Wu on Issey Miyake