Crimson staff writer
‘A Long Petal of the Sea’: Another Long Tale of Gut-Wrenching Events
Well-known for her critically acclaimed novel “The House of the Spirits,” Isabel Allende is back with another novel spanning an impressively large geography.
The Universe Began With a Breath Being Held: Ted Chiang’s ‘Exhalation’
Chiang’s nine short works explore the fundamental and most salient questions about the human condition and what it means to exist.
Charles Yu’s ‘Interior Chinatown’ Delivers A Political Message You Need to Hear
Yu’s text is an overwhelming work of brilliance cuts to the core of not just what it means to be Asian in America, but what is means to be Not White in America.
What the Hell Happened: Kanye Sends His Crocs to Private School
Kanye’s new Yeezy foam runners, which he recently announced, are an objective atrocity.
A Scathing Criticism of Chinese Authoritarianism: ‘China Dream’
A chilling dystopian novel, “China Dream” will leave you breathless and shaken.
Renee Nault on “The Handmaid’s Tale” Graphic Novel and Her Creative Process
In Renee Nault’s graphic rendition of “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, graceful watercolor forms glide across soft panels.
Maria Popova on the ‘Figuring’ of a Beautiful Life
Popova’s message is one of pure fascination and appreciation for the ephemeral and ecological natures of our lives.
There’s something distinctly voyeuristic about watching the ocean move, the waves lap at the shore in a show of intimacy beyond what I am capable.