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What the Avital Ronell Affair Says about The State of the Profession

Marjorie Perloff weighs in on the Avital Ronell case in response to Jon Wiener's BLARB essay, arguing that the "real victim is the university at large."

A Love Letter to Concrete

In the fall of 1975, Audrey Murray's father signed up for Russian 101 and purchased a copy of the required textbook...

Audio Salve: The Relentless Picnic Podcast and the Power of a Real Conversation

The Relentless Picnic podcast highlights the power and impact of simple conversations among friends.

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Reflections on Silk Roads: An Interview with Peter Frankopan

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford historian Peter Frankopan’s much-praised book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, first published …

Balm and the Captured Castle: Dodie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and the Literature of Faith

By Ellie Wymard Before a friend urged me to read I Capture the Castle, J.K.Rowling had called its protagonist “one …

Koreans in Strange Lands: The History- and Culture-Saturated Fiction of Jo Jung-Rae

By Charles Montgomery One month ago, in this space, I discussed Jo Jung-Rae’s How in Heaven’s Name, a historical novel …

Standing with Standing Rock: The Story Beneath the Stories

The following article is the first in a five-part series about the movement at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The …

March Horoscopes

By Ichrak Dahou This month begins with a vibrant and electric energy that could bring about a quick development, an …

Asking for a Friend: Get Me Off the Nice List!

Dear Olive, Why the hell do I manage to be nice ALL THE TIME (in caps, meaning I’m mad) to …