An essay on money, narcissism, and literature in Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story.

An essay on Toung Taloung, the first white elephant in America.

An essay on Wichaichan, a Siamese royal known as “Prince George Washington.”

A review essay of recent books by Hsuan Hsu, Yunte Huang, and Cynthia Wu.

An essay on the analogy between money and blood in William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses.

An essay on white elephants, gifts, and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.