New York poet Esther Cohen addresses the suddenness of change and notices what hasn’t changed at all.
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The social breakdown, symbolized by Trump's election and the malign effects of austerity policies serve to destroy faith in neoliberal capitalism. When that faith started to fray, new forms of outsider populist politics emerged left and right.
Los Angeles Review of Books
This book on modern immigration explores the complex relationship South Asian migrants to the U.S. have with the always contested notion of "whiteness."
From directors to independent cinema owners, freelancers to company owners: people in the film business on their struggles in a time of crisis.
Garden and Gun
On Tuesday, I visited my 93-year-old father who lives in an assisted living apartment a few miles away. After we talked, we said our goodbyes with more candor and tenderness than usual; I told him that I wouldn’t be coming back for a long time.
A Hulu miniseries about what happens when a small, wealthy community is forced to say the quiet part out loud
A version of the boy who cried wolf, here now are the consequences of government lies.
London Review of Books
Some saw the collapse of the German Empire as a decisive and traumatic break in the historical continuity of the state. Nothing, in the book author’s view, more profoundly exemplified this revolt against history than National Socialism.
This is the final volume of the award-winning portrait of the earliest days of the English Reformation and the birth of capitalism, as those events played out in the life of Thomas Cromwell, courtier to king Henry VIII of England.
Los Angeles Times
The 1938 Oscar-winning “That Mothers Might Live,” about the groundbreaking work a 19th century hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, explains how this man of science saved millions of lives, through the simple suggestion: wash your hands!