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Books
'Your Face in Mine' Is a Bold Take on Race and Identity
By David L. Ulin
Think John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me on steroids, and you get a sense of what Jess Row’s intentions are, here. [23.Sep.14]
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]
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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