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Haider Riaz (Waterloo): The Phenomenological Origins of Property. Steven Ratner on how Mohammed Bin Salman underestimated international law. Trans rights are human rights: Veronica Scott Esposito on the very human cost of identity denied. From Vox, the Trump administration’s latest anti-transgender action, explained; Trump’s anti-trans proposal may increase prejudice — here’s one way to combat it; and it’s okay to let your transgender kid transition — even if they might change their mind in the


Paper Trail

Moira Donegan is writing a book. The still-untitled book was bought by Scribner and will be a “primer on sexual harassment and assault as a lived experience” and explore the “moral and political challenge” that it presents for feminists. The Cut talks to Robbie Kaplan, the lawyer defending Donegan in the lawsuit brought against her

Syllabi

The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

Daily Review

Strike Your Heart

No working writer believes in the shattering power of an encounter—with another person, with a new sensation, with possibility—more than Amélie Nothomb, the prolific Paris-based Belgian who’s published a novel a year since 1992’s Hygiène de l’assassin (rendered in English as Hygiene and the Assassin, though a more accurate title would be The Assassin’s Purity).

Interviews

Deborah Eisenberg

Over the span of thirty-two years, Deborah Eisenberg has produced five short-fiction collections, each more emotionally thoughtful and rigorous than the last. Like her past work, Eisenberg’s newest collection, Your Duck Is My Duck, requires not just a reader’s utmost attention, but also a willingness to be vulnerable and receptive. Rather than concern themselves with plot in an obvious way, the stories tend to chase abstract questions and explore how time impacts those pursuits.

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Extralife

Jessica Hopper

Saturday was the Hold Steady video. It is a good thing not all one hundred people showed up because we had room for about thirty-three total. People later said they did not show because filming video is waiting around for twenty hours to act fake-excited in one-minute spurts.

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