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  1. Umberto Eco was one of those improbable contradictions: a bookish scholar of obscure aspects of philosophy and literature who became one of his generation’s most successful popular novelists ...

  2. In a country where textbooks are best-sellers, a movement is trying to bring literature and poetry to the streets—but not in book form. StickLit, created by a group of local writers and artists ...

  3. Your Tattoos Are Problematic

    Reason.com1 day ago

    Oscar is a white guy living in Austin, Texas, with a penchant for Japanese-style tattoos. The tattoo is lightly shaded, darker around the perimeter of the dragon, with a background of stylized ...

  4. It was a reflection of the literature I liked: Gabriel García Márquez and Salman Rushdie. “Mudbound” feels like a very timely movie, with its focus on racism and rural poverty.

  5. Picks of the week

    Albany Times Union3 days ago

    Thursday It's not enough to call Tom Paxton a folk icon. The great Pete Seeger compared Paxton to Woody Guthrie for Paxton's ability to sense and embody the American spirit in a song. Hundreds ...

  6. Organizers of the Man Booker Prize for fiction are marking the award’s 50th anniversary by choosing an overall champion from past winners. There have been 51 Booker winners since 1969, since ...

  7. IU launches India Remixed in February

    Indiana Daily Student6 days ago

    In February, IU kicked off India Remixed, the largest Indian arts and culture festival ever launched in the Midwest, according to a press release from IU Newsroom. The festival, organized by ...

  8. Three years ago, writer Perumal Murugan announced his decision to give up writing after his novel ‘Madhorubhagan’ (One Part Woman), courted controversy. The new chapter aims to protect the freedom ...

  9. The ghost of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale is just that: unfinished business. Facing the diplomatic equivalent of a schoolyard shaming from the Indian government on his journey through India, Canadian ...

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