Don’t call Toni Morrison a poet
- Emma Goldberg
The author believed in a language more political than poetic.
Toni Morrison in 1998. CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times
Toni Morrison was no stranger to death. Many authors write about dying — some, like John Updike, fixate on the afterlife; ...
‘How we weep for our beloved’: writers and thinkers remember Toni Morrison
- Various Authors - Autores varios - Auteurs divers- AAVV-d.a.
Generations of authors, editors and other artists and luminaries pay tribute to “the greatest chronicler of the American experience that we have ever known.”
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Gun control, white paranoia, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr
- Rich Benjamin
"A distinct strain of white paranoia permeates the cheerleading for the Second Amendment. Gun enthusiasm pervades the white survivalist’s imagination."
Not even forty-eight hours after Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered, on April ...
The El Paso shooting and the virality of evil
- Andrew Marantz
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, an unsigned document was posted to 8chan, a site that calls itself “the darkest reaches of the Internet.” Its author appeared to be a twenty-one-year-old white man from near Dallas, Texas, who had just ...
Here is exactly why Congress won’t act on gun violence, climate change, impeaching Trump or anything else
- Ted Rall
I’m from Dayton so I’m thinking about this today: Why hasn’t Congress done anything to address our national epidemic of mass shootings, namely reviving the assault weapons ban? People—Democrats and not ...
Kashmir explainer: From Article 370 to Article 3, Modi-Shah upend the Constitution
- The Wire द वायर دی وائر
The move has undone seven decades of official policy and taken the country into uncharted legal and political territory.
After the advent of Modi-Shah, several Congress leaders from across states have not only come into the BJP but have been absorbed ...
Demasking the torture of Julian Assange
- Nils Melzer
Following op-ed has been offered by Prof. Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture for publication, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Torture Victims, 26 June 2019, to the Guardian, The Times, the Financial Times, the Sydney ...
Iran’s Zarif drives Trump to insanity
- MK Bhadrakumar
Tehran’s Foreign Minister, a fluent English speaker, could tweet, debate and spar with any American with delectable ease
At a time when the Trump administration has no problem negotiating with the secretary of the Russian National Security ...
In Israel the only right Is the far right
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
There is no non-extremist right in Israel. It’s impossible for there to be a non-extremist right in Israel. When the occupation is what defines the contours – morality, law, justice, democracy, equality – as well as Israel’s international ...
The Dragon lays out its road map, denies seeking hegemony
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
China’s ‘National Defense in the New Era’ white paper shows where the country aims to be by 2049
The key merit of China’s National Defense in the New Era, a white paper released by the State Council in Beijing, is to clear ...