Immigration

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Dalya’s Other Country: Julia Meltzer Interviewed by Alaa Hassan
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A story of immigration and integration.

The Dreary Coast by Ed Winstead
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Difference and hyperbole in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West

Edmundo Paz-Soldán’s Norte by ​Jacqueline Loss
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Set in what translator Valerie Miles calls a “space of the imagination,” Edmundo Paz-Soldán’s new novel, Norte, uncovers its characters’ complicated relationships to expression and the trappings of readymade discourses. While some search for their norte, or direction, others are directionless and detached.

Edmundo Paz-Soldán by Scott Esposito
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“Breaking away from magical realism ended up creating another stereotype: that of a generation obsessed with mass media, new technologies, and disdainful of politics.”

Foreign Exchange by Elina Alter
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European Cinema at the 54th New York Film Festival

Mel Chin by Saul Ostrow
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Wry installations and revelatory sculptures blend art-making and activism in Chin’s unique practice of transformation.

Alexandre Vidal Porto by Bruna Dantas Lobato
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“What can’t I be in São Paulo that I could become in New York?”

Frederick Wiseman by Nicholas Elliott
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“The best comedy is sad comedy.”

Leeza Meksin by Sophie Pinkham
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In the garden behind the gallery, Meksin installed Winglet, a huge piece of hot-pink open mesh layered with smaller pieces of bright-pink and neon-green patterned spandex.

Alberto Ríos by Yezmin Villarreal
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“A weight carried by two, weighs only half as much.”

Atticus Lish by Jesse Barron
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Hardship, the borough of Queens, and new American pilgrims.

Cherien Dabis by June Stein
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Dabis wrote her film Amreeka, in theaters now, in response to her family’s Arab-American experience. An immigrant’s tale, the search for a better future in the Promised Land is full of seismic changes.

Portfolio by Mary Walling Blackburn
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Bad Spell | Migration Corridor | California

Iva Radivojevic by Pamela Cohn
Lynne Sachs by Paolo Javier
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Filmmaker Lynne Sachs and poet Paolo Javier on the dialogues between documentary and poetry, and politics and personal history.

Edwidge Danticat by Garnette Cadogan
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Claire of the Sea Light and the mysteries the ancestors share.

Brandon Shimoda by Daniel Moysaenko
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Brandon Shimoda dives into travel, dragon’s whiskers, the poetry of decision-making, spirits-within-spirits, and city versus country.

Mohsen Namjoo by Shirin Neshat
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As a young musician, Mohsen Namjoo first captivated Iranians’ attention with his magnificent album Toranj from 2007.

Meyer Lansky Breaks his Silence by Zachary Lazar

Gila looked at the photographs and tried to connect them to the man she’d been secretly meeting this past year, but the pictures came from a different order of reality. 

Octopus by Francisco Goldman
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Francisco Goldman lets himself become ensnared in the political nets Yoshua Okón’s White Russians and Octopus.

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