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‘The Harder They Fall’: A Big, Star-Studded Black Western

David Erlich IndieWire
“The Harder They Fall”, the dynamic black western, corrects the historical record. Manifest Destiny may have been a uniquely Anglo-Saxon concept, but white people weren’t alone in the westward expansion that followed the Civil War.

Under Subpoena

Michel Steven Krug New Verse News
Minneapolis poet/lawyer Michel Steven Krug captures the uneasy mood of these political times, the degradation of democracy, its vulnerability.

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Anne Enright The Guardian
Rooney examines meaning, art, friendship, and the price of fame through the story of two couples.

The 84th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War

Simon Anton Niño Diego Baena Bitter Oleander
Simon Baena’s homage to the Spanish Republic reflects the continuing grief of the lost anti-fascist cause of the 1930s.

The PMC and Virtue Hoarding

James Foley Conter
Reviewer Foley discusses a new examination of the "professional managerial class." The book's publisher calls this book "an unapologetically polemical call to reject making a virtue out of taste and consumption habits."