rec’d

websites

The Next System

The Panama Papers

We The Protesters

articles

With Shoes Tied Around My Neck: Trans-Identified Exceptionalism and (Un)intentional Realities for LGB in Iran. Sepideah Mohsenian-Rahman, 2015.

The Middle East Interview: President Obama on ISIS, Iran, and Israel. Jeffrey Goldberg, 2015.

Writing While Muslim: The Freedom to Be Offended. Rafia Zakaria, 2015.

The Price of Nice Nails. Sarah Maslin Nir, 2015.

The Case for Reparations. Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2014.

Suicidal Thoughts: The Creative Lives and Tragic Deaths of a Prince and a Pauper. Nancy Spiller, 2014.

The Sunni-Shia Divide. CFR, 2014.

pBooks, eBooks, & dBooks: why we are hooked on books and bookness. Tom Uglow, 2014.

The Color of Law: Martin Luther King, Jr., Voting Rights, and the Deep South. Louis Menand, 2013.

Host. David Foster Wallace, 2005.

E unibus pluram: television and U.S. fiction. David Foster Wallace, 1993.

[to be continued]

blogs

Modern Hieroglyphics: tells you about insanely good artists.

Political Violence @ a Glance: expert analysis on violence and its alternatives.

Writing Through the Fog: travel writing, photography, perspectives.

Life Measured in Coffee Spoons: light musings on life and literature.

The Ugly Volvo: baby madness.

The Pink Mustache: hilarity, with pictures.

Tip of My Tongue: stories worth passing on.

Architect of the Jungle: issues in the writing life, and just life.

books

Under the Udala Trees (2015) by Chinelo Okparanta

The Familiar, Volume 1 (2015) by Mark Z. Danielewski (and the rest of the series)

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (2013) by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

A Visit from the Good Squad (2010) by Jennifer Egan

Blonde Roots (2009) by Bernardine Evaristo

Apex Hides the Hurt (2007) by Colson Whitehead

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2006), & The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2007), all by Stieg Larsson

Persepolis (2000) by Marjane Satrapi

House of Leaves (2000) by Mark Z. Danielewski

Crush (2005) by Richard Siken

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (1993) by Tony Kushner

Watchmen (1986) by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Carrie (1974) & Night Shift (1976) by Stephen King

The Savage God: A Study of Suicide (1971) by A. Alvarez

The Bell Jar (1963) by Sylvia Plath

A Room of One’s Own (1929) by Virginia Woolf

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