Theodore Wheeler discusses his new novel, IN OUR OTHER LIVES.
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There is no singular Muslim story, no definitive identity for the entire religion. […] Here, four women discuss what it’s like to be a minority in America in 2017, post-9/11 and post-Trump. ...more
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Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice. If we’re going to move our national narrative away from […]
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Podcatcher talks with Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh of
#GoodMuslimBadMuslim about the podcast format, finding humor in absurdity, and diversity within the Muslim identity. ...more
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Turning onto my street and looking south I feel the ground drop beneath me every time—I turn the corner and the sidewalk falls. I feel invisible then, as if I’ve vaporized. ...more
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At once soothing and horrifying, it became for me the soundtrack of grief and hope for my wounded city and country. ...more
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John Reed discusses
Snowball’s Chance, his parody of Animal Farm, and the lawsuits, debates, and discoveries that followed the book’s publication. ...more
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Elizabeth Kadetsky talks about her new novella
On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, writing about trauma and external forces, and coming to fiction from journalism. ...more
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My racial awareness, perhaps even my awareness of myself as a person, self-consciousness, is a three-pronged paradox of shame, pride, and indifference. ...more
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Inmates Yelp for help. What it’s like to never taste falafel, or anything at all. Obama gives up on a grand unified theory of college ranking systems. Why no redheads, emotji? The annual awkwardness of tweeting 9/11. The Internet and the first-person industrial complex.
When we say it’s “too soon,” what we really mean is that we’re not yet ready to confront these ideas and feelings in ourselves. In his review of In the Shadow of the Towers, a new anthology of stories about the events of 9/11, Joshua Rothman contemplates what happens when it’s not too soon anymore.
Peter van Agtmael “has no desire to be at war.” But he spends his life documenting it with his camera, in all its manifestations: from the barracks to the homes of veterans. In the introduction to his recent book-length collection, Disco Night Sept. 11, van Agtmael writes: For every story that is recorded there are nearly […]
Does it seem now like I believe in God and he is a comfort to me? I don’t, and he isn’t. And yet this story is a comfort to me. ...more
But one morning, I get caught behind a tractor on the way to school and I wade in just before the bell to find someone else’s sedan parked in my space. It’s a Ford Escort, a two-door hatchback. Cherry-colored. Looks new. ...more
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In fall of 2001, Molly Beer was in Spain, studying to become an ESL teacher and trying her hardest to win over the non-Americans who populated her program. Then September 11 happened, and everything changed. In an essay for Vela called “That Spanish September,” Beer writes about what it was like to experience that day as a […]
A Rumpus Lamentation on What We Lost Say you took the long view of September 11, 2001, the view from the heavens, the view of a compassionate celestial being. From up there, you’d see that approximately 150,000 earthlings died that day.
“It’s really a liability in contemporary American fiction that many of us are taught to avoid political or intellectual matters in our work. It’s a real weakness in the way that fiction is taught in this country.”