On Those Who Must Work as Whores, and Those Who Can Afford to Just Play at It | 24 Jul 2014 // 9:30 PM
The debate about sex work is usually about the spectacle that accompanies “sex”, rather than about the sex workers and the work of sex. That needs to change.
Enjoy Orientalism-Lite with 'Stranger Magic' | 29 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM
Stranger Magic is an exhaustive compendium of the various tales in the Arabian Nights collection, as well as a robust and energetic investigation into how these stories of “Oriental” myth and folklore have seeped into the European imagination from the 18th century onward.
War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage' | 22 Jun 2017 // 5:30 AM
A brief, brutal, and exquisite novel set over the course of one day in a man's life in the refugee camps of war-torn northern Sri Lanka.
'A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women': Siri Hustvedt and the Art of Thinking | 5 Jun 2017 // 9:45 PM
Hustvedt reminds us that the making and encountering of art is often embodied, rooted in material and biological and neurological functions.