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Heather Alexander (Tilburg) and Jonathan Simon (NYU): No Port, No Passport: Why Submerged States Can Have No Nationals. Jennifer Gabrys on her book Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet. The violence of Erdogan’s bodyguards in Washington DC is Turkey’s new normal. The colonialism of the present: Glen Coulthard on the connection between indigenous and anticapitalist struggles. From the Congressional Research Service, a report on “The Decennial


Paper Trail

Over a dozen staff and board members resigned from the Brooklyn Rail late last week. Although the departing editorial team has not commented on their reasons for leaving, cofounder and current artistic director Phong Bui told ArtNet that the departures were necessary for the future of the magazine. “It’s like a marriage that that has

Syllabi

The Innocent/Corrupt

Adam ThirlwellA narrator is a much stranger toy at the novelist’s disposal than is usually thought. It’s not just something as depressingly ordinary as a character—more a vast system of smuggling. And there’s one

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Pièces de Résistance

THAT IT'S COME TO THIS—that I actually find myself, in private thought, trying to explain to nobody in particular (but also to the president of the United States) why we really would be better off letting most of our immigrants stay here, whether they are credentialed

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Durga Chew-Bose

A critic who prefers the term “enthusiast,” an essayist who worries she’s really a poet, Durga is an unrivalled player of what Doris Lessing, in The Golden Notebook, calls “the game.”

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Bookforum: “False Starts”

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The Life and Death of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser

It was not just the suddenness of his death that made it hard to realize Louis Kahn was gone, Something about the way he disappeared from the world—irregularly, mysteriously, with that strange two-day gap when nobody he knew could find him—left many people unable to take in the facts of his death. For the California relatives, who learned about Lou’s death through a series of relayed phone calls, there was a persistent confusion about

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