Stalking History

Bill Vourvoulias

On Hunter of Stories. 2017. By Eduardo Galeano. Translated by Mark Fried. Nation Books. The late Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano made it his life’s mission to come up with an alternate history of Latin America, one that relied more on […]

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Look at What You’ve Done

Maryam Ivette Parhizkar

I love my child but I will always love my father more. I love my child and this is why I learn to keep her good face clean. As you clean your face remember to move your hands toward your […]

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Musical Migrancy

Edward Akintola Hubbard

On Cape Verde, Let’s Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal. 2015. By Derek Pardue. University of Illinois Press. As Europe grapples with an apparently inexorable wave of ethnic nationalist politics in response to its so-called immigrant crisis, the question […]

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Three Poems

Mark Francis Johnson

F Rations Crippled little spheriod super-capsule unsafe to outlive, the whole body the WHOLE BODY of a strong people presents you with this old gift certificate gene, we trillion as one willed it to be spliced into tin can F […]

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Baldwin’s FBI Blues

Bill V. Mullen

On James Baldwin: The FBI File. 2017. Edited by William J. Maxwell. Arcade Books. “Isn’t Baldwin a well-known pervert?” So wrote FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in a 1964 internal FBI memo, a single page in a file that extended […]

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Kristen Gallagher

Skeleton Man Press has allowed us to publish an excerpt from Kristen Gallagher’s new book 85% True/Minor Ecologies, which can be purchased here. Read Aaron Winslow’s accompanying interview with Gallagher and poet Ed Steck here. I use because I […]

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From The Necro-Luminescence of Pink Mist

Ed Steck

Skeleton Man Press has allowed us to publish an excerpt from Ed Steck’s new book The Necro-Luminescence of Pink Mist, which can be purchased here. Read Aaron Winslow’s accompanying interview with Steck and poet Kristen Gallagher here. What structures would […]

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In Conversation with Ali Bader

Anna McCarthy

The following is an edited transcript of an e-mail interview between Iraqi fiction writer and essayist Ali Bader and Social Text Online editor Anna McCarthy. Bader’s story “The Corporal” appears in Iraq+100: Stories from a Century after the Invasion, a […]

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British Election Nights, Despair, and Hope: A Personal History

David Hesmondhalgh

British election nights have followed a certain pattern for decades. The polling stations close at 10 p.m. The ballot boxes are delivered to municipal sports halls across the country, where local government employees count the votes through the night, before […]

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What Does One Do In the Face of a Lawless Administration?

Michael Denning

Note: Since April 25, 2017, eight graduate teachers who are members of UNITE HERE Local 33 have engaged in The Fast Against the Slow, a fast to move the Yale administration to negotiate. For more details, see The global […]

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French Elections: The Hour of Danger

Sylvie Mikowski

All journalists and commentators predicted that the first round of the French presidential elections could bring about real surprises; but, in fact, it didn’t. Well, at least not really. Of course, with the qualification of Macron and Le Pen, it […]

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