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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Anne Enright The Guardian
Rooney examines meaning, art, friendship, and the price of fame through the story of two couples.

The 84th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War

Simon Anton Niño Diego Baena Bitter Oleander
Simon Baena’s homage to the Spanish Republic reflects the continuing grief of the lost anti-fascist cause of the 1930s.

The PMC and Virtue Hoarding

James Foley Conter
Reviewer Foley discusses a new examination of the "professional managerial class." The book's publisher calls this book "an unapologetically polemical call to reject making a virtue out of taste and consumption habits."

Figs: A Taste of Wonder

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Orion Magazine
For more than nine thousand years, figs have been a keystone species, a critical component of the food web. Twelve hundred different kinds of animals depend on them.

Driving Theory

Andrew Hemmert Spoon River Poetry Review
The poet Andrew Hemmert finds himself “stationary and in a state of undress/ like a fountain statue” caught in a mess of environmental distress. How can a person move through this muddled world?