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The Elliott Bay Book Company

elliottbaybook.com — is a story of terrorism and torture endured by bodies as fragile as that of a five-year-old girl and as vulnerable as that of a protester splayed by soldiers stomping her bared chest ... This book is not easy to read but it is necessary.

On Memoir: Ondaatje, Smith, and Sante

lithub.com — Michael Ondaatje, Luc Sante, and Tracy K. Smith couldn't answer many of the questions posed to them. They couldn't pin down how writing a memoir had changed them, how they decided on its structure, what was the "truth," or who would they choose for their own biographer, if such a choice existed.

The Exchange: Andrei Soldatov and Joe Weisberg Talk Russian Intel

foreignpolicy.com — Ex-CIA officer Joe Weisberg debuted his TV show The Americans in January 2013, chronicling the lives of two "illegals"-deep-undercover Russian spies seemingly living a normal American existence. Weisberg's series was partly inspired by 10 illegals who had been apprehended on U.S. soil three years earlier.

The World in 2050: Women in Power

lithub.com — At the opening event of last week's PEN World Voices Festival, "The Future is Now," writers were asked to imagine the world in 2050. The following is Mona Eltahawy's contribution. May 4, 2050: Three women are about to be inaugurated.

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The Tubman Sisterhood

worldvoices.pen.org — This piece was read by Mona Eltahawy at the opening night of the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival. The theme of the night was "the future is now," and leading writers from around the globe were asked to present their worst- and best-case scenarios for where the world may be in the year 2050.

Opening Night: The Future Is Now

worldvoices.pen.org — The theme of the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival opening night was "the future is now," and leading writers from around the globe were asked to present their worst- and best-case scenarios for where the world may be in the year 2050. See the full video and photos from the event here.

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explore-blog: Ray Bradbury on storytelling,...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — explore-blog: Ray Bradbury on storytelling, friendship, and why he never learned to drive - a lost vintage interview, found and animated.

newyorker: Dan Chiasson reviews “How to Be...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — newyorker: Dan Chiasson reviews "How to Be Drawn," Terrance Hayes's fifth book of poems:Hayes is black. In American poetry, if a black person wants to exist at all, he can either submit to representation by white artists or choose to portray himself.
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May 23, 2015

RT @beatgozon: @monaeltahawy John Lennon called Yoko Ono 'the most famous unknown artist in the world'.

May 23, 2015

2) People are terrified of touch.There's a piece that she specifically designed as a way for people to touch each other.It's empty. No one.

May 23, 2015

The Yoko Ono retrospective at MoMA is great. Reminds you 1) She was an accomplished artist way before she and John met. 1/2

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