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How California Turned Into a ‘State of Resistance’

How California Turned Into a ‘State of Resistance’

Protestors defend California’s sanctuary policies for undocumented immigrants in a March rally.

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

From “Inside North Korea.”

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America

Colson Whitehead in 2016. He will appear at the Pen World Voices Festival 2018.

An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings

An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings

John Banville at the Grand Canal at Percy Place.

A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi

A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi

“Small Country,” by Gaël Faye, is about a boy, living in Burundi during the war between the Hutus and Tutsis, who loses his innocence in spite of desperately wanting to cling onto it.

Christine Lahti’s Tales of Feminism, Sex and Aging in Hollywood

Christine Lahti’s Tales of Feminism, Sex and Aging in Hollywood

The actress Christine Lahti at her home in Santa Monica, Calif.

A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life

A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life

A 1978 photo of Baldwin and his nephew, Tejan, who was the inspiration for TJ in “Little Man, Little Man.”

A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

“All of my stuff is organic, homegrown, no G.M.O., real lance corporal from the actual corps,” said Maximilian Uriarte outside his home in Burbank, Calif.

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey on the promenade at the New York State Theater, 1973.

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

Junot Diaz on Friday was accused of aggressive and sometimes violent behavior by writers on Twitter, including Zinzi Clemmons and Carmen Maria Machado.

Surfer, Environmentalist, Novelist. Australia’s Living Legend.

Surfer, Environmentalist, Novelist. Australia’s Living Legend.

Tim Winton has carved a voice that is uniquely Australian, finding poetry and an austere beauty in local vernacular and landscape.


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