A Beacon of Sanity in Our Age of Polarity: On Contemporary Sufism and the Works of Idries Shah

By John Zada With the Internet and social media offering everyone an instant voice and platform, it sometimes feels as …

Willy Loman in Tehran: Asghar Farhadi and the Death of the American Dream

By Jenny Lower Two hours before the La La Land–Moonlight mix-up notably derailed the Oscars, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi also …

Dancing with Science: Collaborating for Vocational Activism and Effective Citizenry

By Amy M. Wilkinson On a recent icy morning, a group of fourth-graders from Peirce Elementary International Studies School arrived …

Best of February

Dearest supporters, readers, and friends: Ah, February — the tiniest month that packs the mightiest punch. This month, everyone in …

The “Civilized” World Looked On and Did Nothing

I grew up believing that American democracy was the corrective to the fascist virus that overtook Germany in the 1930s, …

The Language Behind a (Short) Brutal Affair: An Interview with Translator Stefan Tobler

By Stephanie LaCava One of two published long-form works by Brazilian writer Raduan Nassar, A Cup of Rage is a …

Asking for a Friend: I Can’t Look Away from the News Feed

Dear Olive,  I have become obsessed with the news. I was addicted to the scroll before, but with this new …