12 Poems by Asian American and Pacific Islander Poets
Poems by Asian American and Pacific Islander poets, including Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Marilyn Chin, Atsuro Riley, Kazim Ali and more.
Ousmane Sembène: Feminism in African Francophone Cinema
Known as “the grandfather of African cinema,” Sembène created powerful female characters who challenged Western notions of gender and sexuality.
Lesya Ukrainka: Ukraine’s Beloved Writer and Activist
“Lesya Ukrainka” was a carefully considered pseudonym for a writer who left behind a legacy of poems, plays, essays and activism for the Ukrainian language.
10 Poems for National Hispanic Heritage Month
One of the most meaningful ways to celebrate the month between September 15 and October 15 may be to lend our attention to verse.
Eight Poems of Gratitude
Let us pause now and give thanks.
How to Write Great True Crime
Hint: Branch out from serial killers coming through the window.
Naomi Klein: We Are Sleepwalking toward Apocalypse
Klein talks about her new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, and the youth movement for climate action.
The Colonialist Gaze of Matisse’s Odalisques
Henri Matisse's odalisques, or reclining nude females, were inspired by trips to exotic French colonies. But what was the story outside the frame?
How Facebook Revived the Epistolary Friendship
Would today's online, social media-based friendships look familiar to the letter-writing friends of earlier centuries, when epistolary friendships were also common?
J. M. Coetzee’s Newly Discovered Apartheid-Era Photographs
Much has been written about South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, but his newly found photographs offer a news lens through which to consider his writing.