The Spirit of Black Modernism

By Judith Weisenfeld

When predictions about the 2017 Oscars began to emerge in early 2016, many people placed bets on Nate Parker’s Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury ...

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Rachel Cusk’s Disappearing Act

By Molly Murray

In 2001, after a decade or so as the author of well-regarded, modest-prize-winning fiction, Rachel Cusk began to develop into a kind of memoirist provocateur ...

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Are You Nobody Too?

By Max Nelson

Early in 1862, Emily Dickinson began one of her poems with a startling announcement: “I can wade Grief – / Whole Pools of it – / I’m used to that – / But the least push of Joy / Breaks up my feet.” The British filmmaker Terence ...

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Keyword of the Week: France

Modiano’s Memoryscapes

By Debarati Sanyal

Patrick Modiano’s reputation as a writer of wartime Paris was sealed in 2014 by the Nobel Prize, which recognized him “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies ...”

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The Piketty Effect: Part 1

By Erik Olin Wright & Nicolas Frémeaux

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was published in English to instant best-seller status and wide acclaim and debate. In the United States, his author appearances drew enormous audiences...

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