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Why His Dark Material Is the Fantasy Epic For Our Times

David Jesudason BBC
After a flop film, Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels have now been made into a BBC/HBO TV series – and its fairytale story could not be more relevant to 2019, writes David Jesudason.

Viet Nam is Still With Us

Buff Whitman-Bradley
California poet Buff Whitman-Bradley reminds us that some wars never end.

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Los Angeles Review of Books
This book is "a radical, genre-defying examination of the lives of 'ordinary' young Black women" in the rapidly urbanizing USA of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, says this reviewer.

Portside Message: A Holiday Like No Other

Portside
This holiday season is truly different. Alongside the festivities, battle lines have been drawn. The survival of democracy is at stake. We ask readers for their support once a year. If you like what we do, this is the time to support Portside.

Corpse of the Revolution

Majid Naficy
The great exiled Persian poet Majid Naficy exposes the continuing pain of Iranian people.

Jazz as Credo

Dhanveer Singh Brar Radical Philosophy
Frankfurt School critical theorist Theodor Adorno wrote a number of controversial essays on jazz. This new book assesses that writing. Reviewer Brar offers an assessment.