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Boston Review — Danelle Morton
When Byron Pound woke up, the world around him was on fire. He saw flames crawling up the walls, and he could feel heat closing in. Thick smoke obscured the rest of the abandoned warehouse where he…
Length: 32 minutes (8023 words)
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2. Navigating Love and AutismAmy Harmon | New York Times | Dec. 26, 2011 | 21 minutes (5,446 words) Meeting a young couple, both autistic, who must work through the emotional and physical…
Boston Review — glain.php
MAY/JUNE 2006 The Brotherhood How far will Egypt’s Islamists go? Stephen Glain The Egyptian city of al Minya clings to a bend in the Nile River about 220 kilometers south of Cairo. It is a…
Length: 15 minutes (3900 words)
Boston Review — Roger Boylan
“In those days, we imagined ourselves as being kept in some kind of holding pen, waiting to be released into our lives. And when that moment came, our lives—and time itself—would…
Author: Roger Boylan
Length: 10 minutes (2575 words)
Poetry Changed the World
JULY/AUGUST 2012 Injury and the Ethics of Reading Elaine ScarryDetail from Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung’s Le Roman de la Rose, Paris, 1348 / Bodleian Libraries, Oxford What is the…
Length: 19 minutes (4836 words)
Kevin Driscoll on To Save Everything, Click Here
Triptych image: Megan Cotts, "ECU"EVGENY MOROZOV IS DONE WITH THE INTERNET. In his latest book, To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism, Morozov dismantles the myth…
Length: 12 minutes (3174 words)
Who Shot Valerie Finley?
Rodney Stanberry with his son Trevon, shortly before Rodney was sent to prison. / Courtesy of Denise Stanberry The call came into the Prichard Police Department at 11:20 on Monday morning. It was…
Length: 40 minutes (10092 words)
Rodolfo Walsh and the Struggle for Argentina
Operation Massacre Rodolfo Walsh, Daniella Gitlin (trans.) Seven Stories Press, $16.95 (paper) Rodolfo Walsh was a rare man of words and action, though by all accounts he struggled to reconcile the…
Length: 19 minutes (4790 words)
What's Hurting the Middle Class
On April 20, 2005, George W. Bush signed into law a bankruptcy bill that had been pending in Congress for eight years. The bill was written by credit-industry lobbyists, shopped to their friends in Congress, and supported by tens of millions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions. It might be dismissed as just one more piece of highly focused special-interest legislation except for the damaging vision of middle-class America that it reinforced: irresponsible people consumed by appetites for goods they don’t need, who think little of cost, and who would rather file for bankruptcy than repay their lawful debts.
Published: Sept. 1, 2005
Length: 26 minutes (6606 words)
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