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Best read of the week: Electronica dances with R&B, in Wire

By Kate Blackwood / May 23, 2020

“a powerful combination of two different cultural modes of expression and two very distinct visions of utopia.”

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Book review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

By Kate Blackwood / May 22, 2020

Family history and Texas culture come together to suggest that sometimes justice does need to make an end run around the law after all.

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Best Read of the Week: Reflections on runner Ahmaud Arbery, in The Atlantic and City Lab

By Kate Blackwood / May 15, 2020

The man in the security footage apparently took a drink of water from the construction site before continuing his run.

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Book review: Reading Station Eleven during a pandemic

By Kate Blackwood / May 13, 2020

After a second reading—this one during a pandemic much less severe than the one in the book—I see more. It’s a story about gratitude. And grace. And tenacity.

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