• At Santa Maddalena

    “Dinner here is 8:30, so arriving at Saint Ellero before 8 is ideal,” Andy had written in an e-mail and …

    Orphan Black Season Five, “Guillotines Decide”: The Community is the Smallest Unit

    By Everett Hamner This is the eighth in a series of episode-by-episode reflections on Orphan Black Season 5 (preview; episode 1 …

    The Stuff of Dreams: Bernard Friedman’s The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design (University of Texas Press, 2017)

    By Sam Hall Kaplan Bernard Friedman’s The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design was recently presented to …

    Witnessing Miracles in Teju Cole’s Blind Spot

    “There is more in the world,” Teju Cole writes in his latest book Blind Spot, gesturing to Hamlet’s famous lament. …

    Letter from Patmos, Apocalypse Island: The Calamitous Rule of a “Man Child” Hath Been Foretold — Millennia Ago

    By Jeffrey Tayler A tyrannical “man child” who will rule the earth? A disintegrating world order based on the man …

    “The Suspended Step” Reimagines the City of Lucca

    By Grace Roberti Morphing mammals, dismembered body parts, and reimagined classical figures stand in unexpected locations throughout the historic center …

    An Interview with Paul French on Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day

    By Jeffrey Wasserstrom Penguin China is having a busy summer when it comes to releasing short books in its “specials” …