Dear Reader,

We’re writing to you following a period of record growth at Boston Review: our readership increased 25 percent during the pandemic. That’s because we delivered exactly the kind of response Boston Review is known for: big-picture, deeply informed, self-aware, of the moment—and never a hot take. And we did it all without ads or paywalls.

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