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Books
'Vanessa and Her Sister' Is Enchanting
Those of us who write only wish for half of author Priya Parmar’s talents, whose writing is a lovely, lilting thing. [6.Mar.15]
Fragmented History Is Beautifully Reconnected in '1913: The Year Before the Storm'
Florian Illies embraces the importance of moments as he peers into a fragmented past to offer something that is simple yet monumental. [5.Mar.15]
William S. Burroughs' Ugly Spirit, Resurrected
Barry Miles' work depicts a complicated human being and visionary artist who has too often been dehumanized and made one-dimensional. [5.Mar.15]
Beyond Compost: An Interview With Eugenia Bone
Canning is like having an investment or retirement fund in your pantry. You make small deposits over time, and there’s a huge payoff in convenience, in flavor. [5.Mar.15]
From Tehran to Tel Aviv: Of Crime and the Cities
Akashic Noir series continues to serve up delightful and disturbing gems that offer remarkable insights into the world’s great (and not-so-great) cities. [4.Mar.15]
Reviews
Those of us who write only wish for half of author Priya Parmar’s talents, whose writing is a lovely, lilting thing. [05.Mar.15]
Florian Illies embraces the importance of moments as he peers into a fragmented past to offer something that is simple yet monumental. [05.Mar.15]
Barry Miles' work depicts a complicated human being and visionary artist who has too often been dehumanized and made one-dimensional. [04.Mar.15]
As in any scene, bands form, break up, and share the stage with each other, and the strong sense of community felt by the Lookout alums runs through the pages. [04.Mar.15]
Reporter Jill Leovy’s intimate and intricate story of murder in Los Angeles is part crime epic and part call to arms about a crisis decades in the making. [03.Mar.15]
This is an interesting historical survey of how Christian theologians have handled the thorny issue of truth and lies. [02.Mar.15]
Along the way to Preparation for the Next Life's dramatic conclusion, there's a good deal of lovely, Nabokovian-like descriptive writing. [26.Feb.15]
This deeply engrossing and sophisticated Japanese novel unpeels itself in multiple nested narratives over its 855 page length. [25.Feb.15]
News
Features
By James McGrath Morris
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism. [26.Feb.15]
By Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims
Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African-American man to reach international fame as a concert performer. [19.Feb.15]
Columns
Re:Print
Akashic Noir series continues to serve up delightful and disturbing gems that offer remarkable insights into the world’s great (and not-so-great) cities. [03.Mar.15]
Negritude 2.0
Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture. [01.Mar.15]
From The Blogs
Canning is like having an investment or retirement fund in your pantry. You make small deposits over time, and there’s a huge payoff in convenience, in flavor. [05.Mar.15]
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