LSD and Palestine in the Same Season: An Interview with Ayelet Waldman

A reader, angry about Michael’s position on the occupation, demanded his money back for all the books of Michael’s he’d purchased. You can read about a sterile street, but until you see the shuttered shops, see Jewish settlers freely walking on ground where Palestinians — who own the property — are forbidden, it’s hard to

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6 Arabic Poetry Books Forthcoming in Translation: From Adonis to Zaqtan

“On Exile,” a prose essay by Mahmoud Darwish. Mohammad Shaheen (Interlink) According to the publisher: When the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish died in 2008, his friends visited his home and retrieved poems and writings some of which are gathered together in this volume, translated into English for the first time. “The End of the Night,”

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Learning from Mistakes: Howard S. Becker’s “Evidence”

But works that represent themselves as instructional texts serve as a means for notable scholars to take positions in important disciplinary debates; often, the position taken in such a book is a notably clear, short, and constructive statement of the approach that has informed the author’s own distinguished career. Evidence is Becker’s fifth book on

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Another One Rides the Bus: Systems of Mass Transit as Vehicles of Protest

Since its inception, Friendshipment Caravan Program Coordinator John Waller estimates that over 100 buses — typically yellow school buses — have been donated to organizations in Cuba. Gayle (1956) that segregation laws on public transportation were unconstitutional. More will doubtlessly unfold in the coming years. They had watched drivers verbally and physically assault women riders

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The New Normal: On Dissidence, Apology, and Transcendence in Contemporary Chinese Art

He is pals with Duterte. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives. Sinofuturism is narrated by a text-to-speech software which sounds like Portal’s GLadOS. Sinofuturism is the final piece in the current exhibit, “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017,” at the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing. Suddenly two screens fill with a room piled

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Comics Conceptualism

We shouldn’t ignore, then, the fact that Terms and Conditions begins with an adaptation of a page from Rex Morgan, M.D. But while there are a number of similar moments of what we might want to call anti-capitalist critique throughout Terms and Conditions — for instance, the Gene Colan–inspired look of blankness and fear on

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After You’ve Read Omar Robert Hamilton’s ‘The City Always Wins,’ 5 More

Robin MogerThis grim future history is one of several dystopias to hit the shelves, and was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2016. # Zaat   (1992),   by Sonallah Ibrahim, trans. It resonates strongly with The City Always Wins, depicting an Egypt spun out of control, a living representation of communal

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Above and Below the Fruited Plain: On Edward McPherson’s “The History of the Future”

McPherson’s depth of research, the inventiveness of his prose, and his sensitivity to municipal undercurrents make this a first-rate work of social analysis. Kennedy and the different kinds of ugliness displayed in the television hit Dallas. Not so for more modern history, where imaging technology has become so ubiquitous and persuasive that nothing ever ends.

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Intergalactic Gothic

More concerning than these internal flaws, however, is the odd manner in which some commentators have remarked on the novel. Kalfař’s talent lies in his elegant handling of the three omniscient ghouls traveling with Jakub: Czech history, his alien companion, and the Czech literary canon itself. Jakub’s conversations with his hairy alien often turn into

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Friday Finds: The Poetry of Underappreciated Saniyah Saleh

Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Tamim Barghouti and Translating Popular Arabic Poetry into EnglishCategories: poetry, Syria Salih was born in Misyaf, in northern Syria, and her own mother died young. An excerpt of a poem dedicated to her daughters Sham and Sulafa “You Will Go Out of the Body’s Walls,” was translated by Issa Boullata. Her

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LARB Radio Hour: Deborah Nelson on “Tough Enough”; Plus Praise for “Motherest”

Also, Amelia Gray returns to recommend Kristen Iskandrian’s novel Motherest. A fascinating discussion about six fascinating figures in the American pantheon: Susan Sontag, Mary McCarthy, Diane Arbus, Joan Didion, and (the two expats) Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. LARB Radio Hour: Deborah Nelson on “Tough Enough”; Plus Praise for “Motherest” By LARB AV –  June 22,

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