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Learning Hungarian

Roza, my four-year-old daughter, is patient with me as I struggle to understand her. She doesn’t know it, but I’m in awe of the...
A Sea of Type by Evan P. Cordes

Losing Translation to the Marketplace of Ideas

Something is keeping books from abroad scarce, even as the margins and flexibility afforded by e-books make publishing risks lower than they’ve ever been

You Had Me at Beheading! The Author of “Against Football” Responds...

To open separate window, click button on upper right of display   Copyright @ 2015 by Steve Almond. First published in The Rumpus, December 1, 2015. Reprinted...

Oliver Sacks: A Hero’s Journey

ZEITGEIST On a sunny day in an outdoor cafe in mid-August, I found myself thoroughly absorbed in Oliver Sacks's memoir, On the Move: A Life,...

An American Alphabet*

*Or more aptly titled, A White American Alphabet--26 Letters Towards A Language of Repair. A​ is for the ​Allen residence​. The Allen residence is where Wendell...

For Greenwood

When my husband and I were much younger and had more leisure time, we decided to binge-watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was my...

Esperantists

"Intimate relationships in Esperanto? ... Yes... there's been some ... exploration"

Instructions on Surviving Genocide

In the study of comparative trauma, it is important to ask how much have you suffered, and is it enough? Hello, are you still breathing? No, this is...

Complaint and Prayer

In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we are proud to publish Marie G Coleman's personal essay "Complaint and Prayer." Coleman's piece...
Man with Kavadi. Photo by Jerome Lim

Living with Pain: The Desert Fathers and Mothers, the...

In Singapore my husband and I took our children to Thaipusam, a Tamil religious festival. Hindu penitents carry milk jugs, impale themselves with fishhooks,...

Love in a Cup

“I’ll have a chai,” I say. “You mean a chai tea latte?” my barista asks. There is a long, uncomfortable pause that she doesn’t seem to...

Answering Alternative Facts with Fiction

There is a sense, this week, with Trump’s shifting stories on his payout to Stormy Daniels, of a crescendo in the administration's run of...