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Celebrating the Art and Spirit of Literary Translation, NEA Style
The translation of literature is equal parts art, psychology, technical skill and spirituality – and it brings humanity closer together. [22.Sep.14]
Where Are AC/DC's the Youngs in 'The Youngs'?
I loved AC/DC as much as the next lunkheaded longhaired headbanger. But I don't know them any better than Jesse Fink does. [22.Sep.14]
'Quench Your Thirst with Salt' Will Make You Look at the World a Bit Differently
“How literally can you take the metaphor between land and the body?” Nicole Walker asks. The answer isn't as simple as it might seem. [19.Sep.14]
'Producing Country' Is Great Oral History
This is an exceptional read on how records get made. We learn how producers coaxed great performances, made power deals, and generally had a good time. [19.Sep.14]
Frenetic and Scatter-Brained, 'Preparing the Ghost' Is Still an Infuriatingly Good Read
If one is looking for something more 21st century than beat poetry and new journalism to challenge your mind and thrill your heart, this is it, whatever this is. [18.Sep.14]
Reviews
The translation of literature is equal parts art, psychology, technical skill and spirituality – and it brings humanity closer together. [21.Sep.14]
I loved AC/DC as much as the next lunkheaded longhaired headbanger. But I don't know them any better than Jesse Fink does. [21.Sep.14]
“How literally can you take the metaphor between land and the body?” Nicole Walker asks. The answer isn't as simple as it might seem. [19.Sep.14]
This is an exceptional read on how records get made. We learn how producers coaxed great performances, made power deals, and generally had a good time. [18.Sep.14]
If one is looking for something more 21st century than beat poetry and new journalism to challenge your mind and thrill your heart, this is it, whatever this is. [18.Sep.14]
Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches. [17.Sep.14]
In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world. [17.Sep.14]
'Walt Before Skeezix' offers an in-depth look at the early days of 'Gasoline Alley' in a beautifully-presented volume. [16.Sep.14]
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Features
By PopMatters Staff
[08.Sep.14]
By Katja Huru
Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail. [08.Sep.14]
Columns
Re:Print
Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future. [07.Sep.14]
Re:Print
As art imitates life, there are parallels between the violence in Laura McBride's We Are Called to Rise and the most recent headlines of violence in America. [04.Sep.14]
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