As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
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Obsession is one of the hallmarks of love in Indian cinema: specifically, a love that breaks down borders.
Strangers share a 1932 train ride from Belgium to Istanbul, a journey that reveals the dark changes already sweeping the continent.
When we mythologize the ’60s, we lose sight of what’s truly ahead of us.
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Heinrich von Kleist teaches how to resist heteronormativity, as well as how to imagine gender fluidity and a less restrictive masculinity.
In The Babadook and The Need, the introduction of a monster amplifies preexisting anxieties, rather than generating fresh ones.
Ruth embodied a new and yet very old phenomenon—celebrity—in a technological era poised to capitalize on him.
Early manifestos honored a high-stakes feminist anger that swept through the writing. It burns and simmers even today.
The fires that are burning across Australia are changing this place, quite possibly forever, and with it our natural, social, cultural, and political narratives.
The late 19th and early 21st centuries share a common loss of technological innocence.
Professors are in a class struggle, a real fight that cannot be won with critique alone.
Hale's stories reveal that the woman who’s right is still the one kept up at night.
In Terry Bisson’s 1991 sci-fi story, “They’re Made Out of Meat,” two characters discuss alien life-forms that have been attempting to make contact with their species. The conversation returns again ...
It’s hardly a secret, but, for a land that bills itself as a land of freedom and ...
“Do you want to join the army, or do you want to go to jail?” This question—typically posed by a judge to a teenager charged with a petty crime—animated ...
Before our eyes, US Latinx writers are inventing a new form of the novel. The classic bildungsroman, or novel of education and development, typically ...
In the 17th century, nostalgia was considered a disease. Today, nostalgia has shifted from an individual illness to a collective malaise. It is now often ...
Denis Williams was a painter in London, a novelist in the Sudan, an art historian in Nigeria, and an archeologist in his native Guyana: the polymath’s polymath ...