Conversing with Thoreau: An Interview with Laura Dassow Walls

By Bob Blaisdell Laura Dassow Walls is an English professor at the University of Notre Dame and the author of …

Barret Baumgart: Navigating Climate Change with a Map of Dead Ends

By Landon Bates I first met Barret Baumgart in 2007, when we were both undergraduates at U.C. Berkeley. Years later, …

Resolved, Experimental: A Conversation with John Gosslee

By Kristina Marie Darling John Gosslee is the author of Blitzkrieg, an interdisciplinary work of poetry, essay, and art project. …

A Writer Living in a Strange Land: An Interview with Xue Yiwei

By Amy Hawkins With an eye toward providing readers interested in both China and James Joyce with a fitting reading …

Crashing the Party: An Interview with Scott Savitt

By Matthew Robertson Editor’s Introduction: The China Blog often publishes something at this time of year that looks back in …

Eerie Changes in Emotional Timbre: Adam Morris on Translating João Gilberto Noll

Brazilian writer João Gilberto Noll’s Atlantic Hotel is a surreal journey — by bus, foot, and wheelchair — around southern …

Ariel Levy and the Human Female Animal Experience

The best way to read Ariel Levy’s memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, is to barrel along with her at …