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When the Canon Takes Aim: A Review of Jordan Abel’s...

Injun, by Jordan Abel. Talonbooks, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. $16.95 (Canada/U.S.) The atrocities inflicted on the indigenous peoples of the Americas through the centuries are well-documented...

Normal People and the Intimate Problem of Patriarchy

I avoided Normal People for as long as I could. I didn’t have a Hulu subscription and, having read neither Sally Rooney’s book nor...

Dimitris Lyacos: Poena Damni: I: Z213: Exit; II: With the...

Dimitris Lyacos:  Poena Damni: I: Z213: Exit; II: With the People from the Bridge; III: The First Death Translated from the original Greek by Shorsha...

Innocents and Others, by Dana Spiotta

In much of her fiction, Dana Spiotta has focused on relationships among friends and family, with their frustrations, recriminations and nearly incurable optimisms. In...

Predator, Prey: Jill McDonough Watches the Skies

Crock-Pots, car washes, Big Dog, Predator drones. In questions of love and war, whom do we trust, ourselves or the machines we’ve built to...

Worth the Wait

Why the Story of a Waitress in the South Resonated with a Brit in London March 23rd 2020 is a date etched in my brain....

The Lost Daughter Complicates the Myth of the “Good” Mother

On-screen, frustration gets played for laughs. A lot. It usually has a few tropey midwives: the well-meaning, yet incompetent boss; the noble loser, likely...

The Cost of Healthcare: Will We Be Okay?

Emily Maloney was misdiagnosed for years before a suicide attempt buried her in medical debt. She labored to pay off a staggering five-figure sum...

Why American Classical Music Has Stayed White

Dvorak’s Prophecy: And the Vexing Fate of Black Classical Music by Joseph Horowitz (W.W. Norton & Company, 2022) is a clarion call to action...

Real Worlds in the Multiverses of Everything Everywhere All At Once

I went to see Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All At Once three times in four consecutive days. I know sitting in...

George Michael: A Life — A Review

There’s much to say about George Michael: pop superstar, sex symbol, earworm-making musician, mega-talented vocalist, closeted gay man, addict. In James Gavin’s new biography...

Review: Play Like A Girl

Eleven seniors and eleven juniors faced off against each other on a crisp fall day in a Nashville suburb. The high school had a...