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Doreen St. Félix on June Jordan’s Vision of a Black Future

An aerial blueprint of an alternative future disoriented readers of the gentlemen’s magazine Esquire in April 1965. Three rivers—Harlem, Hudson, and East—carve this divergent Harlem as they carve the known Harlem, producing its shape, that maligned almost rectangle. The blueprint’s topography suggests a fiction, or a prophetic vision: Fifteen towers rise above the stubborn city […]

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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: 'For a long time I believed that Hogwarts actually existed'

The winner of the 2020 International Booker on struggling through Proust and being terrified of Roal...

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The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams review – a glorious way with words

Williams’s debut novel, a tale of two lexicographers, is a playful delightI don’t know if any of t...

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He Can’t Save His Daughter. Can He Save Himself?

In Percival Everett’s novel “Telephone,” a geologist wrestles with reality after his daughter is ...

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To Be the Poet of Troy: An Interview with Mosab Abu Toha by Philip Metres

After finding an anthology of English literature in the rubble of the Islamic University of Gaza dur...

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Things as They Are

In 1966 the Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective devoted to Dorothea Lange—its first-ever solo...

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The Nightingale by Sam Lee review – a love letter to the songbird

The folk singer offers a lyrical homage to the endangered migrant bird whose uniquely beautiful song...

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