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АИЛD ЛАNГ ЅYNЄ

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An evening, sometime in the near future… Simon Critchley KADASHEVSKAYA HOTEL 26 Kadashevskaya nab. 115035 Moscow January 1st, 2019 I guess we could all have seen it coming a few years back. Things really started to get worse around the end of 2013 and then dragged on into the long, cold winter months. That whole […]


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Ambassador of Love

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By Victoria Patterson My brother and I grew up in a family prone to tragic holidays, but now with families of our own and growing kids, we’re trying our best to change the course.  “No drama,” my brother said, in our pre-Christmas Day strategy phone conversation.  “No more drama in our lives,” I agreed, quoting […]


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Thanks for the Memories, Dhaka: Selected Notes From the Hay Festival, Bangladesh

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by C.P. Heiser A few weeks ago I found myself in Bangladesh for the Hay Festival.  I was visiting the capital Dhaka at the invitation of our friends at Bengal Lights, a literary journal and book publisher affiliated with the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh. In the typical Western imagination, a literary festival is not […]


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Life Hacks and the Undead: On Urban Exploration, “The Walking Dead” and “Revolution”

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By Brigette Brown A deserted prison sits in the middle of an open field, fenced in with gates several feet high, and topped with barbed wire for good measure. Padlocks keep possible trespassers from opening the gates but they don’t keep them from climbing the fences and dropping down on the other side. Infiltration is […]

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The UC System Is Failing Its Graduate Students

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By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham I have enjoyed the best experience one could possibly hope for while getting a PhD. I feel a little bit guilty for saying that, knowing that it’s a rarity for graduate school to go so well, but the past five and a half years have been relatively smooth ones for me. […]


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The Death of the Humanities?

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By Monica F. Cohen I spent much of the summer exchanging links with friends to articles documenting the death of the humanities in American institutions of higher education. The confluence of forces seemed apocalyptically confounding: public universities requiring higher tuition for humanities courses; careerism infiltrating curricula; parents worried about tuition that demand rationalization in terms […]


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Save The World Stage

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By Scott Doyle “Save The World Stage” Campaign Launched Community Rally Set for October 26 Jazz musicians like Branford Marsalis, Max Roach, Roy Hargrove, Elvin Jones, Billy Childs, Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Tapscott. And of course, co-founder Billy Higgins, the most recorded jazz drummer in history. Writers like Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, […]


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Bizarre Love Triangle: Me, Murakami and The Great Gatsby

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By Kalliope Lee To Haruki Murakami The late Matthew Bruccoli, who made a distinguished career out of studying Fitzgerald and his oeuvre, wrote in his introduction to New Essays on The Great Gatsby:  “The Great Gatsby and deserving readers will always find each other.  And the discovery must be a private act.  After that happens, […]