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Exporting the Technology of Occupation

January 4, 2019 Need a Book 0

Over more than half a century of occupation, Israel has mastered the arts of monitoring and surveilling millions of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel itself. Israel is now packaging and selling this knowledge […]

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James Baldwin’s Harlem Through a Child’s Eyes

January 4, 2019 Need a Book 0

James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man defies conventional expectations for both children’s and adult’s literature, functioning, ultimately, as a liminal work that straddles the borders of both genres. In its lack of linear narrative, refusal […]

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Poetry Rx: This Is the Year

January 4, 2019 Need a Book 0

In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Sarah Kay is on the line. ©Ellis […]

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Ghost People: On Pinocchio and Raising Boys

January 4, 2019 Need a Book 0

Sabrina Orah Mark’s monthly column, Happily, focuses on fairy tales and raising boys. My son’s first grade teacher pulls me aside to tell me she’s concerned about Noah and the Ghost People. “Ghost People?” “Yes,” […]