T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s latest cover story explores questions of belonging, identity, marginalization and art’s transformative power via the perspectives of 32 Black men in contemporary literature. The publication unveiled author Ayana Mathis’ story, photos from the shoot (with creative direction from “Sorry to Bother You” filmmaker Boots Riley), individual articles and more online Friday (November 30).


Authors of various forms and generations including playwright George C. Wolfe (“The Wild Party”), poet Kevin Young (“Brown”) and novelist James McBride (“Five-Carat Soul”) appear on alternate versions of the cover and explore their connection to Black literary history and innovation. Experience the full interactive story over at NYTimes.com.