Say Nothing: by Patrick Radden Keefe
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Say Nothing: by Patrick Radden Keefe

Say Nothing forces readers to reflect on how rapidly a society ruined by injustice and discrimination can erupt into ethnic cleansing, police brutality, state-sponsored terrorism, bitter recrimination, psychological…

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Awayland: by Ramona Ausubel
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Awayland: by Ramona Ausubel

In Awayland, Ausubel uses impossible worlds and events to show us exactly how things really are.

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Bob Dylan’s Poetics: by Timothy Hampton
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Bob Dylan’s Poetics: by Timothy Hampton

Hampton makes the crucial distinction that Dylan’s real medium is song, not just the written word and not just poetry.

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America Before: by Graham Hancock
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America Before: by Graham Hancock

Hancock’s approach to archaeological discovery is rooted in the pop cultural perception of archaeologists as intrepid explorers a la Indiana Jones.

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A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: by Kat Howard
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A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: by Kat Howard

The City in the Middle of the Night: by Charlie Jane Anders
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The City in the Middle of the Night: by Charlie Jane Anders

A story with this much death, gore and acid rain doesn’t deserve to be as hopeful as it is, but Charlie Jane Anders continues to prove herself as…

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Dreyer’s English: by Benjamin Dreyer
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Dreyer’s English: by Benjamin Dreyer

Magical Negro: by Morgan Parker
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Magical Negro: by Morgan Parker

While Parker most frequently fixes her canny gaze on “Black everydayness” – past, present and future – she also dedicates a lot of poetic energy to the body,…

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The Fifth Season: By  N. K. Jemisin
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The Fifth Season: By N. K. Jemisin

Benedict XVI: by Elio Guerriero
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Benedict XVI: by Elio Guerriero

Guerriero’s thorough analysis of Joseph Ratzinger tells this cautionary tale with a sobering moral lesson.

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