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  • In a haze of marijuana and beer, a vacationing photojournalist discusses the state of humanity with a West Indian boy. What are we without our addictions, our distractions, and are we doomed if we hold onto them? Photo by...
  • Dipika Mukherjee. Photo by Bobo Lin, Shanghai. Dipika Mukherjee wrote the following poem in response to the August 5, 2012, Sikh gurdwara shooting in Wisconsin.     My name is Simran.I am Sikh.  Thousands of dollars...
  • As this story about changing laws and changing times in South Africa reveals, repealing the letter of a law will not necessarily kill its insidious spirit. Photo illustration by Jen Rickard. Vuyo, the book (which is...
  • In this tongue-in-cheek story from Ethiopia, a man ponders his spending habits, his proposal to regulate Ethiopian beggars, and whether to end his own life.    1.  I walked from Haya Hulet Mazoria to Arat Kilo. Walking is...
  • Bocamandja Performs AYUDAME A CAMINAR from David Shook on Vimeo. Equatorial Guinean author Recaredo Silebo Boturu’s play Nostalgia stars two siblings, brother Mbatua and sister Djibuti, presumably as illegal aliens in Spain. Following...
  • “I make literature, not war. . . . Literature is not Jewish, Arab, or American. It tells stories to everyone.” These are the words of Boualem Sansal, an exceptionally brave and talented Algerian writer and recipient of several...
  • Photo by uopfindsomt/Flickr For Daniel Sada   The dedication was short and impersonal, followed by the unlikely signature: Lauro H. Batallón. Santiago held the copy in his open hand. He seemed to weigh the words of every page,...
  • Roberto Brodsky (b. 1957) came of age in Santiago de Chile during the revolutionary years of Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government (1970–73). Born to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants that escaped the pogroms during the first decades of the century...
  • With the Tour de France still underway, here are 13 works of fiction and nonfiction alike tying the common thread of bicycling. Fill out your summer reading list with tales of pedaling that span from extreme racing to arduous and sometimes comical...
  • ({"video_url": "http://vimeo.com/44478910", video_config: { width: 600, height: 338 } }) Marina CarrThe 2012 Puterbaugh Fellow“Lately I have begun to suspect if there is such a thing as eternity it resides in the...

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