Reviews // 2 Articles
The Best Fiction of 2012
17 Jan 2013 // 5:15 PM
Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.
'River of Smoke': Free Trade Amid Messianic Fervor
7 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
The illusory ideals of liberty and freedom which were called upon to justify the Opium Wars remain with us today in the resurgent ideology of neoliberalism and the imperialistic military interventions of Western powers.
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
11 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM
The book is drunk with words, phrases both rich with 19th-century sailor-speak and rushing over regional boundaries.