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  • Recap: Retelling-a-thon

    September 2, 2019 by

    One week, 6 books, 5 classics reimagined. In Will Williams Namwalli Serpell puts an urban contemporary twist on the Poe classic about a man tormented by his doppelganger. Man Booker International Prize Frankenstein in Baghdad. Shell-shocked, aggrieved and weary Hadi collects the body parts of the dead and assembles them into one body. His intention… Read more

  • “Do you believe that art is a dangerous illusion?”

    September 1, 2019 by

    Self Portrait With Boy by Rachel Lyon “Do you believe that art is a dangerous illusion, that art obscures truth? — or do you allow that by witnessing art the viewer experiences catharsis?” Lu Rile’s answer to this question was “I don’t believe there is any relationship between art and morality.”  As a young photographer… Read more

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