September 5, 2013
Editor's Preface For his twelfth birthday, our mother decked my brother’s cake with a squad of Marines. We sang, he blew out the candles,...
Conversations
May 23, 2013
I met Gëzim Hajdari on a cold day in January 2013, in Frosinone, a medium-sized province in Ciociaria about eighty kilometers south of Rome...
Reportage
May 1, 2013
Photographs by Rodrigo Grajales Murillo Living in La Bella, a township of the city of Pereira, Colombia, María Isabel never thought that...
Reviews
March 14, 2013
Ghassan Zaqtan’s paralyzing poetry, translated by Fady Joudah, is laden with ruminations on death. “I’ve been dead for a long time, as you...
retrospectives
March 14, 2013
ECCIDIO 1940 Papà Gheorghe: Sparano contro la folla. Devo scegliere se morire o raccontarvi tutto… Ip - Romania, 14 settembre 1940 MASSACRE...
retrospectives
March 13, 2013
extinct dinosaur blind bat frightened rabbit crawling worm eagle (the aged eagle) cunning fox evasive serpent all underway up Alice’s path...
Reviews
November 28, 2012
Inside Cinema Odeon in Asmara, no one stood at the marble and mirrored espresso bar. Three students sat amidst the two dozen gold formica...
Reviews
November 8, 2012
Joan Didion writes, “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Rachida Madani’s Tales of a Severed Head gets at the very heart of why we...
retrospectives
July 15, 2012
Sitor Situmorang is an award-winning poet, essayist and writer of short stories from Indonesia. Born in 1924 and active as a journalist in...