“I realized that if I was going to write a story about healers, I also had to write a story about healing.”
Is it ever possible to reconcile clashing visions of national memory?
Nostalgia is both a threat and a refuge.
“As a horror trope, the child is always scary. It turns our notions of purity, innocence, violence, upside down.”
“I hope people will see the heartbreak of a little kid having to grow up and say goodbye to his childhood in order to survive.”
From the start of Armenia’s independence in 1991, Turkey took a hostile position toward its erstwhile victim of genocide. That hostility remains.
Why does the city of Chicago have a monument, gifted by a Fascist dictator, commemorating another Fascist? And why does it still stand?
For the righting of historical wrongs, to simply transfer property continues to perpetuate violence. True reparations require far more work.
As fascist armies conquered much of Spain, a writer publicly and famously denounced high-ranking officers right to their faces. Or did he?
If memory is an unreliable narrator, how can it be the medium through which we arrive at the truth about ourselves?
What will our children remember of this time, when their play and freedom are confined—or freed—by the digital?
What happens when a regime founded upon exclusion, racism, nationalism, and an authoritarian leader ends? In Spain, such a regime never really ended.
A recent flourishing of Palestinian literature reckons with complications in historical memory caused by settler colonialism.
When looking at both art and life, we recognize patterns and then we learn what those patterns signify.
I’m just wary of the tendency to glorify revolutionary violence and masculinity.
Studies of museum patronage mostly focus on social class. That's not the whole story.
Mary Borden’s taut masterpiece has long been overshadowed by the other Great War books of 1928–29 (All Quiet on the Western Front, A Farewell to Arms ...
Agnes Heller, the Hungarian-born political philosopher, died recently, at the age of 90. The obituaries in outlets like the New York Times, Le Monde, and Deutsche Welle have been respectful, and even ...
Ryder, the world-renowned pianist whose brief visit to an unnamed foreign city occupies the full 512 pages of Kazuo Ishiguro’s 1995 The Unconsoled, finds ...