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The Meaning and Power of Memory Are at the Heart of 'There Was and There Was Not'
As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide approaches, a new generation struggles to understand its meaning, and role, in their lives [21.Nov.14]
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
By Robert Beachy
Robert Beachy's study of gay life in pre-Weimar Berlin reveals just how much influence that subculture had on our current understandings of sexuality. [21.Nov.14]
Joyce Carol Oates' 'Lovely, Dark, Deep' Is Not Bad, Pretty Good, Okay
A line in one of the stories here neatly summarizes Oates’ works: “In private, a nervous collapse is an illness. In public, it can be a career.” [20.Nov.14]
Orson Welles: The Lion in Winter, and at Lunch
Taken from long-lost recordings and filled with Hollywood gossip and personal revelations, this collection of transcripts proves why Orson Welles was one of the great conversationalists of all time. [20.Nov.14]
CONTEST: David Baldacci Book Giveaway + $100 VISA Gift Card
By PopMatters Staff
David Baldacci’s books are great gift options for everyone on your holiday list and we are giving some away just in time for the holidays. [20.Nov.14]
Reviews
As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide approaches, a new generation struggles to understand its meaning, and role, in their lives [21.Nov.14]
A line in one of the stories here neatly summarizes Oates’ works: “In private, a nervous collapse is an illness. In public, it can be a career.” [20.Nov.14]
Taken from long-lost recordings and filled with Hollywood gossip and personal revelations, this collection of transcripts proves why Orson Welles was one of the great conversationalists of all time. [19.Nov.14]
Loisel’s retelling is a gorgeous one. But it’s a contribution to a troubled tale. Is Neverland about rejecting adults – or just women? [19.Nov.14]
Football. According to author Mark Edmundson, it's a pharmakon. [18.Nov.14]
Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones, had the vision and musical intuition which helped make the band a vital force in the '60s. [18.Nov.14]
John Darnielle's debut novel is an exploration of self-reliance, pain, and acceptance. Isn't that enough? [18.Nov.14]
John Updike is able to highlight the details of domestic life in a way that turns the mundane into something sacred and significant. [16.Nov.14]
Mixed Media
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Features
By Robert Beachy
Robert Beachy's study of gay life in pre-Weimar Berlin reveals just how much influence that subculture had on our current understandings of sexuality. [20.Nov.14]
By Jessica R. Pliley
America’s first anti–sex trafficking law, meant to protect women, more often resulted in the policing of women’s sexual behavior. [13.Nov.14]
Columns
Re:Print
The prison correspondence of Tolokonnikova and Zizek might not change the world, but it ought to be required reading for those with such aspirations. [16.Nov.14]
Re:Print
The remarkable author of How to Build a Girl wasn’t seeking controversy; she just wanted to change the world. [11.Nov.14]
From The Blogs
Ovenly's recipes are hip, exciting, and accessible. If only they worked. [12.Nov.14]
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