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Pessimism Is More Inclusive: Porochista Khakpour Interviewed by Myriam Gurba
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The writer on her new book Brown Album, personal essays, camp as armor, the hyperreal, and designing her own Barbie.

Pessimism Is More Inclusive: Porochista Khakpour Interviewed by Myriam Gurba
Brown Album Burnt Orange

The writer on her new book Brown Album, personal essays, camp as armor, the hyperreal, and designing her own Barbie.

Constellate and Create: A Conversation by Peter Kispert, Nicolette Polek & Mary South
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The writers on their debut short story collections, artifice as truth, and how music can teach you to write a sentence.

Desire for a Re-enchanted World by J.T. Price
High Weirdness

On Erik Davis’s High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

A Dream Deferred: Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston Reviewed by Ehm West
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A portrait of Langston Hughes and Black queer Harlem.

It Starts With Listening: Amy Hempel Interviewed by Julia Slavin​
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The writer on her new collection of stories about encroaching landscapes, disenfranchised characters, and the fleeting certainty of home.

Something Like Hope: On Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut short story collection, Friday Black by Kristen Martin
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Stories that magnify what it means to be black in America through a satirical, uncanny lens.

Two Things at Once: On Harry Mathews’ The Solitary Twin by J.W. McCormack
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The pleasures of literary play in the writer’s final novel.

As for Langston Hughes by Terrance Hayes
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On more than one occasion I have been accused of disliking Langston Hughes. Untrue.

Borrowed Time by J.T. Price
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On Doctorow: Collected Stories

The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, Edited by Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, & Max King Cap by Timothy Donnelly
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“I can’t distill it all,” Evie Shockley confesses in her contribution to this vital and multifarious print offshoot of Claudia Rankine’s online Open Letter Project.

Olivia and Xania by Rubem Fonseca

Regarded by many critics as Brazil’s foremost living author, Rubem Fonseca (b. 1925) has for more than four decades captured in his fiction the societal anxieties besetting inhabitants of his nation’s sprawling cityscapes.

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