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February 3, 2017

“Most of my hike was saying, this is a black body, and it belongs everywhere.” 0

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“There is no divorcing the lack of diversity in the outdoors from a history of violence against the black body, systemic racism, and income inequality,” writes Rahawa Haile in her description of hiking the full length of the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, Haile documented her journey and the books she carried — books written […]

February 2, 2017

The Family 0

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Recommended Reading (National Prayer Breakfast edition): Jeff Sharlet’s terrifying, timely The Family.

February 1, 2017

Translating Bigly 0

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Pity the translators.

January 31, 2017

Global Crises, International Art 0

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Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich put together a reading list to help children understand the global refugee experience, and Kaveh Akbar compiled a list of poems from the seven countries — Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria — impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order. Meanwhile, Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) has been curating a Spotify playlist of music from those countries […]

January 31, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Auster; Whitaker; Lobo; Appelfeld; Reve 0

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New this week: 4321 by Paul Auster; The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker; Mr. Iyer Goes to War by Ryan Lobo; The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfeld; and The Evenings by Gerard Reve. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

January 30, 2017

Lydia Davis Reads 0

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Recommended Reading: Four stories by Lydia Davis.

January 29, 2017

Culture Shock 0

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“When it comes to living in a democracy, Nato Thompson argues, nothing affects us more directly and more powerfully than culture. Culture suffuses the world we live in, from TV to music to advertising to sports. And all these things, Thompson writes in his new book, Culture as Weapon, ‘influence our emotions, our actions, and […]

January 29, 2017

Thirteen 0

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Just in case you wanted or needed a long explanation, here is Michiko Kakutani on the value of 1984. 

January 28, 2017

Sticks and Stones 0

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As a child, Xiaolu Guo hunted birds and toads to survive. Now, as a writer in Britain, she’s written a memoir about her difficult childhood, which you can read more about in this review in The New Statesman. Sample quote: “Perhaps it is no coincidence that the reason that Guo gives for deciding to write in English is to be […]

January 28, 2017

Stark 0

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Recommended Reading: A series of short pieces by Rumpus readers on the subject of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”