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” …