The Chinese Restaurant on Main Street, USA: On Zai Liang’s “From Chinatown to Every Town”
Weiling Deng considers Zai Liang’s “From Chinatown to Every Town: How Chinese Immigrants Have Expanded the Restaurant Business in the United States.”...
Endgame Emotions: The Melting of Time, the Mourning of the World
Mikkel Krause Frantzen explores emotions at the end....
Ross Gay’s “The Book of (More) Delights”
Ross Gay joins Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher to talk about his latest, book, “The Book of (More) Delights,” a second installment of “The Book of Delights.”...
The IIC School Versus the JLF School of Indian English
Sumana Roy on how the vernacularization of the English language has affected Indian political and cultural life....
The Year’s Best Is Dead, Long Live the Year’s Best: On the 2023 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists
Globalizing China or Sinicizing the Global? On Alexander Statman’s “A Global Enlightenment” and Ali Humayun Akhtar’s “1368”
An Excuse to Make Noise: On Todd Decker’s “Astaire by Numbers” and Matthew Frye Jacobson’s “Dancing Down the Barricades”
Brynn Shiovitz reviews two new books on screen dance, Todd Decker’s “Astaire by Numbers: Time & the Straight White Male Dancer” and Matthew Frye Jacobson’s “Dancing Down the Barricades: Sammy Davis Jr. and the Long Civil Rights Era.”...
Bravery in the Blackness of Punk
LIVE MUSIC: SOUL GLO AND ZULU at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, California, September 15, 2023 There is an evergreen discomfort in being a Black punk going to the Roxy Theatre. The venue is located in the heart of West Hollywood, ...
The Points Between
FLOATING POINTS PERFORMS PROMISES at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, September 20, 2023. Promises, one of the most highly acclaimed jazz albums in recent years, is a meditative and minimalist journey. Released in 2021, it’s a collaboration between the British ...
What Came After Spinsters
Eight years ago, if you had asked Briallen Hopper what she did, or who she was, she wouldn’t have told you she was a writer. She might have mentioned the shrinking academic job market she had waded through to no ...