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Sabahattin Ali's 'Madonna in a Fur Coat': The Turkish Novel That Refuses to Die

Sabahattin Ali's 'Madonna in a Fur Coat': The Turkish Novel That Refuses to Die

By Hans Rollman

21 Aug 2017 // 2:00 AM

Maureen Freely, president of English PEN, talks with PopMatters about this slim, decades-old romance that has emerged as a symbol of resistance in the face of brutal state repression. ...

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"To Penetrate the Fug of Things": On Trump's Response to Charlottesville

By Chadwick Jenkins

16 Aug 2017 // 10:29 AM

Rationality, in the moral sense, is an act of love because it is an attempt to bring the world closer, not drive it away. Rationality is not an inherent human trait, it is a choice....

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//News

Cassettes Are Back, As 'Dead' Media Won't Die>

Two years ago, something unexpected happened: Musical artists and record labels started ramping up their cassette tape requests in a major way. ...

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Years Before Court Ruling, Pop Culture Shaped Same-Sex Marriage Debate>

//Mixed media
//Blogs

How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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