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Book Review

Go Ahead in the Rain

by Peter Dabbene

Hanif Abdurraqib views the legacy of a classic and respected rap group through a distinctly personal lens in Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. As the subtitle might imply, Abdurraqib’s book doesn’t attempt an... Read More

Book Review

Thick

by Rebecca Hussey

Combining personal experiences with scholarly insight, Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick: And Other Essays is essential reading for our times. These essays examine race, feminism, and culture with fierce intelligence. The collection... Read More

Book Review

All the Wild Hungers

by Katie Asher

Achingly sad and incredibly beautiful, Karen Babine’s "All the Wild Hungers" is a welcoming invitation to dinner, family, and laughter, evoking a warm, full kitchen and good company. The essays follow Babine through the discovery and... Read More

Book Review

The Book of Delights

by Ho Lin

Ross Gay is known for his poetry, but "The Book of Delights" proves that he’s also an adept essayist. In composing the book, Gay operated under a simple principle: keep a diary of entries over the course of one year, with each entry... Read More

Book Review

Freeman's

by Laura Leavitt

John Freeman, the former editor of Granta, edited this collection on power. Its stories and poems are astonishing in their global breadth, featuring chilling and vivid perspectives on brutal and sublime assertions of power in life around... Read More

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