Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee: Breaking the Bars Open

August 2016

Karthika Nair’s new book brings a new narrative to an old tale

Tana Wojczuk: The Vanity of Crowds

August 2016

Shakespeare warned against treating democracy as a popularity contest.

Jose Orduña: A Good Deal of Light

August 2016

Jose Orduna on asserting personhood as resistance, the connection between activism and essays, and being 'aggressively bilingual'

William J. Astore: Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

August 2016

Freeing Democracy from Perpetual War.

Maria Esther Maciel: The Voice of Silence

August 2016

PEN/Guernica Flash Fiction Series: A couple at a restaurant is different from all the other diners.

Burhan Sönmez: Two Istanbuls

August 2016

Whitney Curry Wimbish speaks to the author about his latest novel that describes parallel cities.

Annie DeWitt: White Nights in Split Town City

August 2016

Hilary Leichter speaks with Annie DeWitt about the consequences of observation, the brutality of becoming, and Bob Ross's Happy Trees.

Yxta Maya Murray: When Lillian Bassman Destroyed Her Work

August 2016

What do you do with your artistic legacy when the world no longer loves it?

Liza St. James: The Limitlessness of International Literature

August 2016

An interview with Adam Z. Levy and Ashley Nelson Levy, the founders of Transit Books on the power of literary translation to bridge cultural divides.

Andrew Bacevich: The Decay of American Politics

August 2016

An Ode to Ike and Adlai.

Kristina Tate: Fools Wedding

August 2016

An unplanned New York City wedding left to theatrical chance by the Dzieci Theatre Company goes off with all the hitches.

Marin Sardy: Break My Body

August 2016

On the physical and emotional shocks of truly inhabiting our bodies.

Aaron Labaree: Warehouse of Souls: Inside the last days of the Idomeni refugee camp

August 2016

For months, refugees caught in a "humanitarian logjam" near the Greek/Macedonian border lived in a makeshift tent city—until Greek officials cleared the area, replacing the fact of the camp with yet another layer of uncertainty.

Sorin Alexandrescu: An Uncommon Short-Sighted Adolescent

August 2016

Mircea Eliade's 1924 classic is now available in English translation, offering a rare glimpse into the often unseen Romania.

Anita Khan: Behind the Hostage Detention of Bangladeshi Tahmid Hasib Khan

August 2016

Even as Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka gets back to normalcy after a deadly siege a month ago, Bangladesh wrestles with the rising specter of extremism.

Solange Farkas: Video Art Finds a Home in Brasil

August 2016

The Festival Videobrasil founder discusses Brazil’s political history with video art and her vision for the nonprofit’s pioneering new art space.

Roslyn Bernstein: In the Shadow of Auschwitz

August 2016

Focusing on the living at the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, Poland

Elizabeth A. McInerny: Fabric of Resistance

August 2016

An exhibition in Beirut challenges conventional perspectives to tell a political history of Palestinian embroidery

Richard Falk: Context Matters

August 2016

Turkey after the failed coup.

William D. Hartung: There’s No Business Like the Arms Business

August 2016

Weapons “R” Us (But You’d Never Know It)

Robert Reich: The Real Reckoning

August 2016

It's business as usual in Washington.

Richard Falk: How the United States Government Obstructs Peace for Israel/Palestine

August 2016

In his new book, Jeremy Hammond argues that the peace process has become a bridge to nowhere.

Frida Berrigan: “Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!”

August 2016

Children, toy guns, and the real thing.

Rebecca Makkai: Light Years

July 2016

The Kiss: A kiss on the lips that might as easily have been a kiss on the forehead.

K.T. Billey: Utmost Import: Instagram & the Future of the Icelandic Language

July 2016

A charming mini-gallery contains pictographs that break down the etymology of Icelandic words for interested followers.

Andrew Johnson: Maybe You’re Right: It Isn’t the Guns

July 2016

Maybe it’s only the rugged individuals divided up good and bad, vigilante and thug, shooter or shot, dead or alive.

Jessica Perez: Ragam and Ritmo

July 2016

On Music:How an ancient dance form, performed live, connects many worlds.

Robert Reich: Does Hillary Get It?

July 2016

Does Clinton understand that her biggest opponent may not be the right?

Farhad Mirza: Transfiguration and Magic

July 2016

The many lives of John Lurie

Tom Engelhardt: The World After Me

July 2016

Eternal “Wartime” in America.