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Suddenly Everything Stops

DAYBOOK

Suddenly Everything Stops

By Steve King ×

This week in history: the war in Syria -- a nation "burnt alive" -- is another year older.
Unlocking Voices: Baz Dreisinger on Reading from Behind Bars

GUEST BOOKS

Unlocking Voices: Baz Dreisinger on Reading from Behind Bars

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Incarceration Nations" talks about reading that informs and inspires her on her journey to understand the world of the 21st-century prisoner.
We Will Not Turn Away

WHY I WRITE

We Will Not Turn Away

Essay by Matthew Desmond ×

"Eviction used to be rare enough to draw crowds." Matthew Desmond on how removing people from their homes has become an American commonplace.
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion

ATHEISM

Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

Susan Jacoby looks at the history of religious conversion through the lens of the secular needs -- and threats -- that have often driven it. Review by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson.
Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

CURRENT EVENTS

Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

Laura Secor looks at the the generations of Iranians who inherited a country transformed by the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Review by Barbara Spindel.
The 2015 Discover Great New Writers Awards Finalists

DISCOVER

The 2015 Discover Great New Writers Awards Finalists

Posted by Miwa Messer ×

Announcing this year's shortlist!
Reclaiming Ourselves: “Open Letter” and the Case Against Fear

FREE SPEECH

Reclaiming Ourselves: “Open Letter” and the Case Against Fear

By David L. Ulin ×

On the anniversary of the massacre at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, a posthumous work from its editor makes a biting case for free speech. Essay by David L. Ulin.
Kyoto and After

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Kyoto and After

By Steve King ×

Eighteen years ago this week, the U.N. agreement on human-caused climate change was adopted....
Asking For It: Kate Harding on Rape and Myth

INTERVIEW

Asking For It: Kate Harding on Rape and Myth

A Conversation with Amy Benfer ×

The author of a new book on sexual violence talks about censorship, "forcible rape," and overcoming a culture of disbelief. A conversation with Amy Benfer.
The Marriage of Anna Karenina and Genghis Khan

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The Marriage of Anna Karenina and Genghis Khan

By Steve King ×

This week in history: the USSR dissolves.
The Charge to Be Fair: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay in Conversation

INTERVIEW

The Charge to Be Fair: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay in Conversation

By Roxane Gay ×

As 2015 draws to a close, we revisit some of our favorite pieces from the year, including this conversation between Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The Meursault Investigation

FICTION

The Meursault Investigation

Reviewed by David Burr Gerrard ×

A superb debut novel refocuses the story of Albert Camus' "The Stranger" onto the Algerian man at its center, and his vengeful brother's journey. Review by David Burr Gerrard....