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17 Great Books on the Border to Read Instead of ‘American Dirt’

by | Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 11:22 CST
There’s no shortage of talented Latinx writers with all kinds of stories to tell. Let’s make space for them.
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Short Story Contest Finalist: ‘Liquid Gold’

Breast milk is sometimes prized so highly that it’s called “liquid gold.” In Shannon Perri’s harrowing story, it takes on a literal meaning.

Fernando A. Flores, guest judge for our 2019 short story contest, says his favorite stories are those that “take some kind of risk, strive for something great...Read More

implementing a Green New Deal will be outrageously expensive and enormously disruptive, but given the significantly-higher-than-cheeseburger stakes, we can’t afford not to. by

The Large Ask

Naomi Klein concedes in her new book that fighting climate change will be expensive and disruptive. She also passionately argues that it remains our most necessary battle.

Look I understand too little too late I realize there are things you say and do You can never take back But what would you be if you didn’t even try You h...Read More

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How Earl Campbell Changed Football in Texas

In Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact, a new biography of the famed player, Asher Price writes, “Earl Campbell tried, through carrying the football, to transcend race.”

In 1977, the University of Texas’ crushing running back, Earl Campbell, racked up 1,744 yards on the football field, 1,054 of those coming after initial cont...Read More

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