hannah arendt: eichmann in jerusalem

It’s kind of funny how many of us gravitate towards certain writers or thinkers when the world around us starts to feel unsafe. I touched on this is my last blog post, but with a lot of what is happening in the United States right now, particularly with how the idea of “the nation” or […]

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literature and the limits of compassion

A number of the books I have been reading lately have had a great deal of very real (and very current) human suffering at their center. Most recently, I read The Beekeeper by Dunya Mikhail, which chronicles the true experiences of women who were captured by Daesh and the difficult work that they do to rebuild their […]

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roxane gay: hunger

I had the privilege of seeing Roxane Gay read from her latest book and (wittily) do a little Q & A with the audience. This is the first time I had ever heard her speak or gone to any of her events; although I had seen her work floating around the internet – especially Bad […]

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