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Writing in Times of Dire Need

In the introduction to her latest book, Bright Unbearable Reality, Anna Badkhen states that one in seven humans have left their birthplaces, many of them crossing political borders because of disasters Continue reading

More Right

  MY AUNT LOU told me once that it is easier for our people to believe in magic than it is for others. As soon as she said it, I knew Continue reading

Five Modern Crusoes

1. It’s not easy being modern. Consider his first surprise: though the shipwreck goes exactly as expected, and no one can complain about the authentic way the waves thrash him around Continue reading