A behind-the-scenes look at what Public Books editors and staff have been reading this month.
The current owner of the Lion House is happy to let rumors about his property’s basement passageway simmer.
Libertie presents a revolutionary vision of what life could be like for Black women in the 19th century.
Today is overwhelmingly defined by white-supremacist violence and the whiteness of AI technology. Can seeing them together help defeat them both?
The Middle East must no longer be defined through the lens of decolonization and the agendas of perpetrators.
According to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the Vikings aren’t like the stereotypes you’ve heard. Nonetheless, the game lets you play as those stereotypes. Why?
The writer went to Walden to reorient his world, so that the woods, rather than the town, centered his spiritual map.
“I am supposed to be writing this essay, ostensibly on technology, but not for the first time, I believe I am unable to write; and not writing, doubt that I will I ever write again.”
The pandemic took the health inequalities generated by US imperialism, and made them worse.
Ten years since the 2011 Syrian uprising, there has been a veritable literary boom of fiction writing from Syria. What does it reveal?
Energy sources shape, rather than simply serve, our social and cultural imaginaries. Recognizing this poses a different set of challenges for how we might contend with our current planetary emergency.
The United States originates in settler colonialism, slavery, empire, and a long history of giving refuge to some while refusing refuge to others.
The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
So long as the state can criminalize movement and eliminate groups deemed undesirable, no one is free.
Introducing a new series to push forward our thinking and action about immigration and borders.