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White Travel Writers, Please Stop Saying You Fell in Love with a Country Full of Brown People

Rosalie Metro considers the historical connotation of travel writers saying they "fell in love" with a country.

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl

Randy Rosenthal describes Israel Knohl's theory about the true story of the Exodus, described in his forthcoming book.

A Perpetual Layering of Language and Meaning: An Interview with Writer and Translator Jenny McPhee

Nathan Scott McNamara interviews writer and translator Jenny McPhee about her life and work.

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Being an Immigrant is Hard Enough. Can’t We Just Be Compassionate?

By Ani Kokobobo I arrived at JFK almost 20 years ago from Albania, a Muslim-majority country then torn apart by political …

J is for Juxtaposition: The legacy of Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine

By Minal Hajratwala In 1989, when Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine came out, I was also coming out: a college sophomore already defining …

Haruki Murakami Has More Books Out in Korean than He Ever Will in English

Whenever someone has made progress studying a foreign language and asks which author they should try reading in that language, …

Trump Revisits Vichy’s Rafles

Across the country, people woke to the alarming news: police were breaking families apart, assigning fathers and mothers, sons and …

Washington and Moscow in the Time of Trump: An Interview with Nina Khrushcheva

For the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “The Future of Truth” conference Given the recent attention on U.S.-Russia relations and comparisons, …

The Creative Independent on the Art of the Interview

The Creative Independent launched in October of 2016, publishing its first original interview with poet Eileen Myles on day one, …