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September 7, 2019
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The New Voices Of Native American Literature

Person at the Institute for American Indian Arts.
A wide range of writers — now celebrated with commercial and critical success — work to celebrate an evolving literary canon without limiting it.
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Where’s the Great 'Climate Change Novel'?

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If climate change is the most urgent problem facing humanity, why are there so few novels about it? Acclaimed novelist Amitav Ghosh believes that’s a big problem. He says climate change is less a science problem than a crisis of imagination.
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F*** Work

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When we talk about reforming work, fixing work, creating new kinds of work — author and historian James Livingston thinks perhaps we’re not going far enough.
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We Joke About Some Jobs Being BS. But Is There An Epidemic Of Pointless Work?

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The anthropologist David Graeber says “BS jobs” are an epidemic. Especially in that circle of hell known as middle management.
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