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Medha Singh on J.M. Coetzee

Medha Singh on J.M. Coetzee

The postcolonial school may have claimed Coetzee, yet his attempt at a satirical sort of self canonisation actively resists any and all approaches to his writing within a single framework...

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‘Great Village’ and ‘Leftovers’ by John Smith

‘Great Village’ and ‘Leftovers’ by John Smith

One day I will be nothing but what I've left behind: a roomful of poetry books boxed for yard sale or library donation...

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A Tribute to Uchrony by Paul Vacca

A Tribute to Uchrony by Paul Vacca

Nothing prevents us from using uchrony to look to the future...

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Douglas Penick: At Ease Together

Douglas Penick: At Ease Together

Awareness joins inner and outer, near and far. It can also be referred to as compassion...

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Her Majesty’s Inspector of Explosives and the Dynamite Rascals

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Explosives and the Dynamite Rascals

It was an “infernal machine” comprised of a clock, a pistol trigger mechanism, moving cogs and bars of a soft, chemical-smelling material...

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Isha Badoniya on Erik Hoel

Isha Badoniya on Erik Hoel

The neuroscientist vows not to ruin his new beginnings as he re-enters academic life...

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Tintoretto’s Triumph

Tintoretto’s Triumph

Tintoretto needed no more than the outlines of the figures—no more than their idea—for them to come to life...

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From ‘At the Grave of Teilhard de Chardin’ by Daniel Tobin

From ‘At the Grave of Teilhard de Chardin’ by Daniel Tobin

Inside the great mirroring eye of my Heavenly Lake I regard the wide ocean of my sky reaching out along the glacial massifs and crystal heights of me...

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‘Takings’, ‘Bottom Line’ and ‘In Vino Veritas’ by Sanjeev Sethi

‘Takings’, ‘Bottom Line’ and ‘In Vino Veritas’ by Sanjeev Sethi

Patterns assert themselves on the crust of our curves...

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Our Whispering Hour by Jessica Sequeira

Our Whispering Hour by Jessica Sequeira

We will only take as many fish as can fit into this basket. We must only use what the tree gives us...

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Jennifer Carlson: Guns, Policing, Race

Jennifer Carlson: Guns, Policing, Race

Gun militarism doesn’t exist in opposition to gun populism, but alongside it, constituting a racial-double standard...

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‘Lunar New Year’, ‘Amygdala hijack’ and ‘Pre-partum’ by Tan Tzy Jiun

‘Lunar New Year’, ‘Amygdala hijack’ and ‘Pre-partum’ by Tan Tzy Jiun

I was a buoyant cocoon she carried in the jellyfish bell...

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Üsküdar was the Plymouth Rock of the Turkish Straits…

Üsküdar was the Plymouth Rock of the Turkish Straits…

Geographically vulnerable as most harbors are, Chrysopolis was better suited to commerce than war. This is why nothing remains of its Roman or Byzantine origins...

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Centuries of Constantinople

Centuries of Constantinople

She dwarfed all other remaining cities of the Roman Empire as well as former western Roman imperial and cross-frontier territories, and all but a few eastern cities...

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How objective was Japanese transwar fieldwork?

How objective was Japanese transwar fieldwork?

The post-1968 era inaugurated the unraveling of Japanese anthropology’s transwar consensus about its goals to produce objective, field-based research that uncovered universal laws of social development and diffusion...

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Journalism Planet

Journalism Planet

Is the title limited to hard-news reporters? Are bloggers journalists? Are producers at media corporations and TV programs journalists?

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Coding Children

Coding Children

A striking example is the distinction that one family made between using digital technology as a producer/creator and using it merely as a consumer; the parents sought to ensure that their children fall into the first group, with the aim of one day becoming a leader in the new...

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Marian Janssen on John Berryman

Marian Janssen on John Berryman

Letters are always self-involved, but Berryman’s are often insufferably self-obsessed, even if they are meant to be letters of condolence...

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Where’s the Veg?

Where’s the Veg?

It’s a common enough scenario. A vegetarian has been invited to a friend’s place for dinner. The host forgets that the guest is a vegetarian, and places a pork chop in front of her. What is she to do?

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Zigzag Waffle Rabbit

Zigzag Waffle Rabbit

And so on, as before, in a roundabout way, using more words to say nothing than necessary...

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