Sunday Reading


  •  A Lost Map on the Tramway in Istanbul: "It is not easy to define who is a secret Armenian."
  • Access to Counsel and the Political Geography of Immigration Detention: "For these individuals, geography often becomes destiny."
  • How the Coastline Became a Place to Put the Poor: "In retrospect, after the storm, it looked like a perverse stroke of urban planning."
  • Lahore's Architecture of In/Security: "One of the greatest unacknowledged casualties of the United States’ “war on terror” has been the cities—and citizenry—of Pakistan."
  • Elizabeth Bishop's Misunderstood 'Brazil': “It is awful,” Bishop wrote after her return to the United States, “to think I’ll probably be regarded as some sort of authority on Brazil the rest of my life.”
  • Vispo: "If poetry ought to be performative, as James Fenton recommends, then it makes sense that in visual form poetry would elicit a kind of motion, an unfolding over the space of a page..."
  • Planned Cities Seen From Space: "some of them create incredible patterns on the landscape that can only be truly appreciated from above."
  • On the Tracks: "the MTA said there was no official policy for the amount of leave train operators are given after the trains they are driving collide with a human being..."
  • An Interview With Alice Munro: "It wasn’t the housework or the children that dragged me down...It was the sort of open rule that women who tried to do anything so weird as writing were unseemly and possibly neglectful."
  • Why Anti-Mursi Protesters Are Right:  "Liberal American analysts and commentators...have allowed their allegiances in the US context to shape their understanding of what is happening in Egypt."
  • Conversations: A Teacher in Aleppo: "The ghost of a bleak future is always in front of our eyes."

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