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We think of the Arctic as pristine and untouched—but nowhere on the planet is as harshly impacted by climate change. Read more

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Reading is a subversive activity and does not believe in the convention of borders. Read more

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Airport security assures Alberto Manguel that he has been randomly picked. Read more

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In Hungary, goulash socialism becomes difficult to swallow Read more

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Lisa Bird-Wilson on UNDRIP, reconciliation, and the anxiety felt by Indigenous people in Canada. Read more

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To teach us how to read Don Quixote, a text so contrary to conventional literary tradition, the prologue itself needed to break from all traditions Read more

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Unravelling the mysteries of Alejo Carpentier Read more

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We insist The Devil whispers horrible things in our ear and inspires our worst deeds. Read more

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"The hemispheric context reveals the roots of the residential school system...Destroying Indigenous cultures was a positivist policy from Patagonia to Dawson City." Read more

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While status registration under the Indian Act is a construct, claiming status identity is an important factor in Indigenous identity and cultural transmission. Read more

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Anti-communism, retired by most Western governments, receives monumental status in Canada Read more

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Mary Schendlinger challenges a review of a biography of Blanche Knopf, the underrecognized co-founder of Alfred A. Knopf Inc. Read more

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Stephen Henighan discusses the crude first steps to finding a new way to talk about racial reality. Read more

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Kafka’s writing allows us intuitions and half-dreams but never total comprehension. Read more

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The craft of untruth has been perfected. Read more

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Romantic notions that equate Indigenous peoples with nature are not going to cut it. Read more

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Rob Kovitz compiles the pressing questions of the day—"How are they gonna beat ISIS?" And, "On Twitter, who cares?" Read more

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Like most advice given to writers, the injunction to “write what you know” is misleading. Read more

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Begging the question of what can be defined as “form.” Read more

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The crowds learned that they could not act effectively in the present without confronting the past, specifically the historical treatment of indigenous people. Read more

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