Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is an arts and culture writer based in Australia. His writing has appeared in The EconomistThe Atlantic, and the Washington Post. Nathan tweets @nathansmithr and maintains a website at 


Sowing Wild Oates

Nathan Smith on the prolific Joyce Carol Oates's new essay collection, "Soul at the White Heat."...

Still Radical 25 Years On

The shock we experience reading Karen Finley’s "Shock Treatment" is, ironically enough, less than the shock its narrator is forced to endure....

Feminist Artifacts: The Archive of Germaine Greer

According to Greer, the woman of today is actually the eunuch herself — dehumanized and desexualized by an oppressive patriarchy that engulfs her autonomy and, thereby, her personhood, as well as her womanhood....

Feminist Artifacts: The Archive of Germaine Greer
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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