With gentle humor and insight, Lea Ypi draws rich portraits of the three caring adults she grew up with in the authoritarian world of her childhood in Albania.
By exploring the historical and artistic significance of cruising throughout poetry, photography, and visual culture, the book produces a rich and exciting topography of queer culture that posits a reflexive relationship of vicarious cruising between “cruising texts” and their consumers.
Africa’s Struggle for Its Art usefully charts the prequel to current campaigns pressuring for the return of colonial plunder.
Nic Caldwell talks with Elizabeth Howard about poet Gwendolyn Brooks, her work, and the recent acquisition of her personal papers for the Morgan Library and Museum collection and the exhibition he curated.
Sy Montgomery raises the question of our relationship to the world and all its animals and nudges us toward the view that even predators deserve our support and admiration because of the value they bring to our planet.
We need to realize how important class is in order to understand how inequality can rise as Confederate monuments fall.
In the US, Thomas Mann tacitly proposed himself as an almost messianic figure, stately, dramatic, and wrathful at once, striding forth to represent German culture in exile and, increasingly, free Germany itself.
You will have to be up for this short story collection ; you will learn a lot about a corner of the world that’s rarely captured, and is done so here exceptionally well.
“As a writer, I was drawn to a subject I can’t make sense of any other way. So the questions swirling around abortion are so close to my heart I just had to write about it.”
“Some women ignored what was expected and forged careers in fields traditionally reserved for men. In other words, they had “men’s” jobs. I wanted to know where that ambition came from.”