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To Live in the Ending

In this intense and gorgeous braided essay, Alyssa Harad contemplates the end of the world, alternatives to catastrophe narratives, and the many small endings that occur each day, everywhere, to everyone and everything. It’s that tsunami siren and its relationship to the rest of the novel that haunts me now. Situated in the deep background, […]

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Futures From Ruins

Bombay Beach was once a vibrant resort town on the Salton Sea until agricultural pollution, drought, and toxic air led to its demise. Today, an art movement and emerging community hope to bring it back. In this Noema essay, writer Johanna Hoffman and photographer Tao Ruspoli show how a town in ruins is experiencing a […]