An excellent octet of prophetic, disturbing, hopeful essays about race, politics, identity, and those indiscernible grey areas in the American character.
25 Oct 2017
A thread runs through Pasolini's artistic and political work for which he used various terms to identify the sacred, the mythic, the soul, and the spirit -- all strategies for appreciating life in even the most difficult circumstances.
17 Oct 2017
Reminiscent of the short, simple stories of Adrian Tomine, Goodbye for Now shows the personal side of Puerto Rico’s ongoing economic crisis.
16 Oct 2017
These are multiple works of genre history and works tackling important issues of race, class, and gender. All challenge dominant narratives of music.
10 Oct 2017
Kapuscinski's journalism reminds us that the boundary between truth and fiction is one that needs to be pushed at more often.
09 Oct 2017
While the post-9/11 period and its racialization and criminalization of brown bodies marked one epoch of the South Asian experience, recent South Asian immigrant literature suggests the beginning of another frame: sexuality.
06 Oct 2017
Many can relate to the sense of being a monster in a human suit, of being “unnatural”, of the ways in which queer people are constantly reminded that something is amiss about their desire.
29 Sep 2017
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, now being adapted for a feature film, artfully balances dark humor and cathartic pathos.
27 Sep 2017
To some, Pahrump, Nevada, is just a stop on the back roads to Death Valley. To Watkins, it's a fringe town within a fringe state -- a place where literature can take root.
27 Sep 2017
Mihail Sebastian's depiction of the many faces of anti-Semitism in For Two Thousand Years, from workplace jokes to street violence, is breath-taking in its horror.
26 Sep 2017
Cristina de Stefano’s discusses her perceptive insight into the fascinating Italian journalist with Oriana Fallaci, a book delivered in a riveting and engaging narrative style that’s evocative of Fallaci herself.
22 Sep 2017
An examination of how AMC's Breaking Bad played with the conventions of time, character, and attitude.
15 Sep 2017
This book is a compelling and exhaustively detailed account of a man at peace with his life, a man who may... be pleased with a final exit that sees him keeling over dead in mid-sermon.
13 Sep 2017
An examination of the changing political/ sexual/ power roles of women in international television crime and prison drama, from The Sopranos through Orange is the New Black.
08 Sep 2017
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