Thy Face Tomorrow

By Sharrona Pearl

What does it take to live without the ability to smile or move half of one’s face? For that matter, what does it take to live at all?

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Subaquatic Homesick Blues

By Mike Fu

A Taiwanese scifi novel—set under the sea, after the surface becomes unlivable—reveals the remarkable burst of cultural freedom in 1990s Taiwan.

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When the Vibe Is Off

By Melanie Broder

Which matters more, intent or interpretation? What if a juxtaposition of images in literature or art is just that—a chance encounter?

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Against Cuteness: “Bambi” @90

By Kyle Walker

Felix Salten’s Bambi: A Life in the Woods—which first appeared in English 90 years ago this summer—is now better known as the inspiration for Disney’s charming ...

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The Best and Worst Roald Dahl Adaptations

By Emily Burns

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG opened earlier this month, to mixed reviews and a box office neither big nor friendly. Now seems like a good time to take stock of the various ...

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