The Inheritance in Our Blood: A Conversation with Patricia Engel

Award-winning author Patricia Engel discusses the research and writing process behind her latest novel, Viens of the Ocean, with Aster(ix) Journal.

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Cartoon: Social Media in Jail

In the age of social media, Ukrainian cartoonist Naser Jafari illustrates the conflict between freedom of expression and censorship.

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The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Ethan Michaeli

Ethan Michaeli discusses his experience working for The Chicago Defender, his research process, and his thoughts on the future of the newspaper in the age of the Internet and lightning-fast information.

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Eight Wine: Bottling Wine as Political Resistance

Columnist Tienchi Martin-Liao discusses the recent indictment of four Chinese citizens for their commemorative wine, “Eight Liquor Six Four,” whose name evokes the memory of Tiananmen Square.

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Cartoon: Press Freedom

Cuban cartoonist Ramses Morales Izquierdo illustrates anxiety over freedom of the press.

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The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Peter Ho Davies
by  / June 12, 2017
In this Writer's Block Q&A, novelist Peter Ho Davies discusses the reclamation of language and the role that it plays in shaping identity. Read more...
Eight Wine: Bottling Wine as Political Resistance
by  / June 16, 2017
Columnist Tienchi Martin-Liao discusses the recent indictment of four Chinese citizens for their commemorative wine, "Eight Liquor Six Four," whose name evokes the memory of Tiananmen Square. Read more...
The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Ethan Michaeli
by  / June 19, 2017
Ethan Michaeli discusses his experience working for The Chicago Defender, his research process, and his thoughts on the future of the newspaper in the age of the Internet and lightning-fast information. Read more...

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