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Posts by: Jesse Nathan

Ivan Brunetti

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Ivan Brunetti’s excruciating but brilliant explanation of the state of his art-making (plus the story of what happened between him and the cartoon character Nancy). As far as the grand scheme of comics this is like a little note scribbled to no one in a phone booth, but it’s a gem; it’s Ivan Brunetti, candid […]

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Jorge Luis Borges: “Reading has to be a happiness”

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“For me death is a hope, the irrational certitude of being abolished, erased and forgotten,” says Borges in this 1984 interview conducted by Professor of Philosophy Tomas Abraham, translated here for the first time into English. “When I’m sad, I think,” Borges goes on, “what does it matter what happens to a twentieth-century South American […]

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Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

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A Three Part Interview Roundtable Part 2 – Michal Zak (read part 1 here) Michal Zak is a forty-nine year old Jewish resident of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, a village with a population mandated at exactly 50% Palestinian Arab/Israeli Jew. She’s been living at Neve Shalom for twenty-two years. For twenty-one of those years she’s held […]

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Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

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A Three Part Interview Part 1 – Howard Shippin “I live as If the future is now” Fifty-five families live in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam situated along Isreal’s infamous green line. The community keeps its population strictly split at 50-50—half Arab Palestinian, half Israeli Jew. The late Bruno Hussar, a Dominican monk, founded the village in […]

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