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Red Lights, Blue Lines
Three recent books examine the discrimination and hypocrisy at the heart of policing “vice.”
The British Conservative Party was once one of the great popular political movements of Europe. What happened?
With a wordy, inventive style, in Tomb of Sand the Hindi writer Geetanjali Shree lets language take the lead.
What You Don’t Know Your Mind Knows
Renee Gladman’s drawings trouble the eye’s desire for cut-and-dry distinctions between word and image.
We were sitting on the floor. I started writing
as the window darkened and the grass grew
bright. By morning, half the trees were
submarine. What was it about being young and
wanting to write? You said it wasn’t choice…
Enforcing Apartheid in the West Bank
After settlers attacked a Palestinian village last week, Israeli politicians called it an outbreak of lawlessness. But the army covered the settlers’ every move.
After the Earthquake
It has now been one month since an earthquake struck Turkey and northern Syria. The death toll stands at 51,800 people, and continues to rise, and millions more have been displaced or left homeless. In February we published two on-the-ground reports—Kaya Genç wrote from Turkey and Charles Glass from Syria—detailing the disaster and the political choices that exacerbated its effects. This Thursday, March 9, we will be cosponsoring an online benefit for victims of the earthquake. Further details are below.
Cries from the Rubble
After the earthquakes in February, many thousands were trapped under ruins in Erdoğan’s “New Turkey.”
Disenchantment and Devastation in Syria
The civil war may be over in Damascus, but the mood in the city is one of resignation.
The New York Review of Books is proud to cosponsor
Words for Relief:
A Reading for Victims of the Turkey–Syria Earthquake
An online event and benefit, March 9, 1:00 PM EST
This online benefit with authors and translators from around the world will raise funds to aid relief efforts and show solidarity with the Syrian, Turkish, and Kurdish people affected by the disaster.
Organized by Words Without Borders and hosted by the writer Merve Emre, the fundraiser will feature Laila Lalami, Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely, Sema Kaygusuz, Nick Glastonbury, Elif Shafak, Bachtyar Ali, Kareem Abdulrahman, and others to be confirmed.
You are invited to make a donation via Eventbrite when you register using the “Donation” field. Donations will be divided equally among three charities that are providing food, water, medical supplies, and shelter to those affected by the earthquake. More information may be found at the registration link.
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