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Protected: The Cult of the Hindu Cowboy

Snigdha Poonam

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When Denmark Criminalised Kindness

Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

‘We now know that it is a criminal offence to help refugees in distress.’

Five Things Right Now: Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones

‘A pair of seagulls. I say a pair. They might just be good friends.’

Traffic

Rae Armantrout

‘Music needs silence / more than silence needs music.’ New poetry by Rae Armantrout.

The Fairytale

Jennifer Kabat

‘In Hollin Hills, we believed our flatware could change the world.’ Jennifer Kabat on the intersection of modernist architecture and espionage.

The Silkworms

Janet Frame

‘Nothing has changed, Edgar said. What new event is written into their history? None. Where is their future? Nowhere. Are they against or for progress? It was dark when Edgar took the box outside down to the rubbish heap and sprinkled the dead moths upon the ashes of the diseased pawpaw.’ Janet Frame on an unsettling natural process.

Introduction

Sigrid Rausing

‘What future youth movement might capture them, those international participants in virtual hunts?’

Peace Shall Destroy Many

Miriam Toews

‘It creates deep-seated wells of rage that find no release.’

The Shepherds

Lauren Hough

‘Our pasts are so unbelievable we need a witness for our own memory.’

Fly

Feng Sun Chen

‘Every day, I see a monstrosity in the kissing hole.’