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    By Jill Frank  Stasis, the Ancient Greek word for “standstill,” refers to a condition in which opposing forces cancel each …

    Best of January

    Dear members, supporters, readers, and friends: January is (nearly) over, and it’s been a doozy. There were some awesome parts, …

    Malia’s Tears

    By Arielle Zibrak Donald Trump has been the president of the United States for just over a week. Though that …

    The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: After Colonialism and Into Civil War

    By Charles Montgomery During the colonial period, the Japanese invaders determined what would and would not happen in Korean literature, …

    Diving into the Wreck: Notes on the Women’s March

    By Natalie Coleman In the swarming subway station at 42nd street, a woman wore rainbow leggings patterned with kitty faces. …