Shoptalk: Overheard at APSA 2018

By Danielle Hanley

Over a holiday weekend in early September, political scientists gathered in the heart of Boston in a mall (well, in a conference center and two hotels ...

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Neruda’s Ghosts

By Sebastiaan Faber

Pablo Neruda’s only daughter, Malva Marina, was born in Madrid, in August 1934, and died a little over eight years later, in Nazi-occupied Holland, from the complications of hydrocephaly. She hadn’t ...

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“What Invisibility Looks Like”

By Jackson Arn

Richard S. Leghorn, the Pentagon official who coined the phrase “Information Age,” in 1960, never thought it would catch on. More than half a century later, no ...

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Stadium Arts

By Miles Osgood

On the way into Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium during this year’s World Cup, spectators found FIFA’s flagship Fan Shop in an unlikely spot: at the feet of a monumental statue to Lenin. The irony was ...

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Turning History Inside Out

By Jenn Stroud Rossmann

It’s not hard to imagine the Hollywood pitch meeting for an adaptation of Esi Edugyan’s new novel, Washington Black. “It’s 12 Years a Slave meets Jules Verne ...

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Public Bookshelf

Keyword of the Week: Rising Seas

Let Us Now See Climate Change

By Liz Koslov

How can we learn to see climate change around us? What would it really look like for climate change to come into our homes and lives? It used to be that climate ...

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5,000 Years of Climate Fiction

By Wai Chee Dimock

Kim Stanley Robinson is not the first to write about Manhattan under water. Others, notably Nathaniel Rich in Odds Against Tomorrow (2013), have also ...

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How to Live in Uncertain Times

By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Doomsday is a messy affair. We fix our anxious gaze on the horizon, awaiting the moment when the air will prove too warm, the sea too toxic, the ground unfirm. We live in a time we are calling the ...

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