How Autocrats Weaponize Chaos

By Michiko Kakutani in Time Magazine: The confluence of multiplying political, economic, and social crises…

Javed Jabbar: Individuals, More Than Institutions?

Published in the May 20204 Issue of South Asia Magazine: While the well-established view about…

‘In Two Minds’: Callie Siskel Reflects on the Ghost of Her Famous Father

By J. Howard Rosier at Poetry Foundation: The legacy of the deceased may truncate one’s…

The Life and Death of Hollywood

Daniel Bessner at Harper’s Magazine: In 2012, at the age of thirty-two, the writer Alena…

Saturday Poem: To an Unread Poet

I used to read your poemsbut lately you don’t writeyou’re silent and aloofyou know that…

Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator

Leon Vlieger at The Inquisitive Biologist: When it comes to protecting animal species, you would…

American Cricket Found a Star. He’s a Silicon Valley Tech Worker.

Pranshu Verma in The Washington Post: Saurabh Netravalkar finds it hard to log off Slack. But…

Shikarpur’s Balconies and Brackets

by Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro at Youlin Magazine: I have been documenting Shikarpur’s cultural heritage since…

Further Thoughts on the Dawning Era of Right-Populist Politics

Damon Linker at Notes From the Middleground: My previous post was an attempt to make…

Tomiwa Owolade: My New York Intellectuals

Leonard Benardo‘s note at Ideas Letter: The New York Intellectuals were a hallowed group of…

“Silence for Gaza” by Mahmoud Darwish

Khaled Beydoun at Pen > Sword: These are the words of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian…

Friday Poem: I under stand!

Legs locked,shoulders set,eyes ahead straight,  mouth firmly wavering,range bound, betweena back n’ forth,from grimaceto smile resolute,…