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How could I not have noticed that the unicorn’s hide is streaked with blood?
In this series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from their couches to yours.
Dhouda of Uzés’s handbook for her son is a rare artifact that illuminates the power—and limitations—of trying to teach our children across vast distances.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
Science fiction is the fiction of ideas. Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
The intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible work of Audre Lorde is as relevant in this century as it was in her own.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, Danez Smith, Sarah Manguso, Salman Rushdie, Molly Ringwald, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, and more
for Harry Mphanza
We have changed a great many of our colonial place names since independence, but we have kept the name of Livingstone out of a deep respect. —Siloka Mukuni, chief of the Leya People
At the onset of my ingenious plan, the sun barely shone through the mist. I struggled with a name to identify the rushes of water pouring beside me.
Half of my tongue saying Mosi-oa-Tunya— “the smoke that thunders.” The other saying Victoria Falls.