Top Posts

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.

Recent Posts

Trafficking in Fiction Versus Trafficking Facts

By Pardis Mahdavi (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College) for the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “The Future of Truth” conference There is …

For The Future of the Truth: An Excerpt from Nothing Ever Dies

By Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Sympathizer) for the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “The Future of Truth” conference As a …

Wondrous and Immensely Bizarre at Olive and 5th, Downtown LA

13.7 billion years ago: Silent, but meltingly loud. From nothing, the possibility of movement. Rushing to the outside of what …

We Wish You Great Harm

By Dan Sinykin I listened to Barack Obama’s first inaugural address on a bus, in the desert, in Israel, while jets …

Dreaming of Uncommon Languages: An Interview with Poet Jordi Alonso and Illustrator Phoebe Carter

I met Jordi Alonso at a writers’ conference in New York in the summer of 2013. At the time, he …

America, America

“Appalled by the state of affairs, realizing the greatness and the nearness of the danger . . . and thinking, …

Where to Start Reading Translated Korean Literature

By Charles Montgomery Because I write a website on Korean literature in translation, people often email me with questions (often …