Dancing through Dark Times | Public Books

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What can dance contribute to the contemporary politics of resistance? If politics is about movement—uprising, oppression, resistance, setback, advance, retreat—then what can dance, the art of movement, teach us today? A trio of books from dance practitioners and scholars urge that, until we learn how to be bodies in the 21st century—and, in More...

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By SRQPost On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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So the Earth Is Uninhabitable—Now What?

How do we talk about the urgency of climate change without making people tune out? And how do we tell stories that help chart the way out of this emergency? In his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after More...

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By SRQPost On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Public Picks 2019 | Public Books

Each year around this time we send our readers into summer with a curated list of the titles that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us most over the past year. For this, the seventh-annual edition of Public More...

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By SRQPost On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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The Return of Homer’s Women

Emily Wilson’s Odyssey, Pat Barker’s Silence of the Girls, and Madeline Miller’s Circe speak the lost and muted voices of ancient Greek women. Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey focuses on the experiences More...

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By SRQPost On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Loving Wilderness, Loving Borders | Public Books

The Wednesday after the 2016 election, my son, Julien, arrived home from school crying. “Do we have to go home, too?” He had been talking with some of his first-grade friends at school, children of a migrant More...

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By SRQPost On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Public Thinker: Louis Moore on Athlete-Activists before and after Kaepernick

In late 2016, amid the furor over Colin Kaepernick’s on-field protests against police brutality and rampant inequality, a debate raged as to whether athletes ought to simply “stick to sports” or, in cruder More...

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By SRQPost On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Be Kind, Rewind | Public Books

Biologists use the term endling to refer to the last remaining member of a particular species. As of May 2019, there is only one remaining Blockbuster video store left, located in Bend, Oregon. Digital streaming More...

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By SRQPost On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Marriage and Other Shams | Public Books

In the early 1980s, an Indian guru homesteaded a tract of ranchland in rural Oregon, building a utopia equipped to withstand both HIV and American hypocrisy. Armed with free love and even freer enterprise (and More...

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By SRQPost On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Public Thinker: Kim Phillips-Fein on Austerity and the Fall of New York

With New York City teetering on the brink of fiscal collapse at the end of 1975, Congress passed, and President Ford signed, legislation that authorized loans to stabilize the City’s finances. The terms of More...

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By SRQPost On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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“They Demolish Our Houses while We Build Theirs”

This article is excerpted from Andrew Ross’s Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel. Today the business of quarrying, cutting, fabricating, and dressing is Palestine’s largest source of employment More...

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