What We Talk About When We Talk About What’s Gone: My Lost San Pedro

By John Shannon Memories are wonderful things, if you don’t have to deal with the past.  — Before Sunset (2004) …

Revising Violence

By Jacqueline Feldman Ahmad Kaddour was born in Tartus, Syria in 1964. He spent most of his childhood with his …

Introducing the Hong Kong Review of Books: A Q&A With Aflie Bown

By Susan Blumberg-Kason Earlier this year, two literary scholars, Alfie Bown and Kimberley Clarke, founded the Hong Kong Review of …

The Gwangju Uprising as Remembered by The Vegetarian Author Han Kang and Other Korean Novelists

By Charles Montgomery Previously I discussed William Amos’ The Seed of Joy, which I described as a rare work of …

American Doll

By Laila Azmy I watch my best friend’s little sister strip her Barbie from her hot pink mini-skirt and heels, revealing …

Yannis Ritsos: Fidelity of the Poetic Word

By Steve Light  In memory of my father   “…let the blood be seen as it mounts, swells, throbs, and …

Behold a Pale Little Pony: Watching the RNC

By Maria Bustillos The Republican National Convention started off with a bang on Monday, when all kinds of chaos and …