Those excluded from the publishing industry can ultimately overwhelm its bigotry—if they all work together.
“On the roadside, in homes, or at the marketplaces, Haitian women studied women’s history, culture, and politics—all without formal education.”
Recent calls to bring back asylums suggest that confinement can be benevolent, even rehabilitative—but, in reality, “a prison is a prison is a prison.”
“I love the moments where your books really linger on their encounters with power.”
The city’s ports may be physically located in the imperial core—inside the barricades of the USA—but their tendrils span the globe.
One novelist spotlights an object, feeling, or sensation where the relay between past and present, or present and future, becomes visible.
Whatever writing is today, it is not self-evident.
To ask what kind of city Los Angeles is today is, also, to wonder what kind of city it could be tomorrow.
One Victorian historian realized that if ideas of sexual morality changed across time, then 19th-century Britain could change, too.
Is it ever possible to reconcile clashing visions of national memory?
“Whitehead’s satire takes aim … at a capitalist system that senses the profits to be made from proclaiming that systemic racism is a thing of the past.”
“I’m very skeptical about the ability of people in positions of power and privilege—including intellectuals—to name truths about the world.”
The struggle between the use of math for benevolent or malevolent purposes carries from at least WWII into today’s debates on AI.
Capital violently forces dispossessed people into markets, workplaces, and prisons. But such forced meetings could end capitalism itself.
The famous guidebook of rules, motions, and meetings has a darker history than you might think.
Writing Latinos is a new podcast featuring interviews with Latino authors discussing their books and how their writing contributes to the ever-changing conversation about the meanings of latinidad.
Mexico once cultivated a “special relationship” with death. But cultural globalization and rising violence is weakening that bond.
From the start of Armenia’s independence in 1991, Turkey took a hostile position toward its erstwhile victim of genocide. That hostility remains.
The radical simplifications that flow from nationalism shrink the possibilities to understand the other.
What can readers learn from five centuries of circumnavigation?