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The Lost Cause Rides Again (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic) A must-read about HBO's ill-conceived "Confederate" show proposal.

Progress Never Just Happens— We Must Always Fight For It… 105 more words

Politics

Jan Elizabeth Watson Reviews PAX AMERICANA for Electric Literature

Kurt Baumeister Envisions an Even More Bizarre America

The satirical novel, Pax Americana, waxes dystopian, and hilarity ensues

Reviewed by Jan Elizabeth Watson for Electric Literature…

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Kurt Baumeister

The Tyranny of Free Time, or How to Be Bored In Fiji

Electric Literature published an excerpt of Mary Mann’s new book, Yawn: Adventures in Boredom. In this chapter about the origins, tensions, and limitations of tourism, she lays bare what most travelers are loathe to admit: it’s just as easy to be bored in Paris or on Bora Bora as it is at home. 167 more words

Nonfiction

A Reading List for Mother's Day

There is no grand unified theory of motherhood. Within every paradigm–chosen families, queer families, nuclear families, adoptive and foster families, on and on– mothering may vary a million times over. 856 more words

Reading List

On worldbuilding and excessive literality

“The reader who expects worldbuilding is frequently the reader who expects fiction to have ‘answers.’ The one who wants all mysteries to be solved, all stories to have ‘a point,’ and all ambiguity to be swept under the rug.” 6 more words

Twenty-first Century