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Review of Solmaz Sharif’s “LOOK”

Danielle Badra

LOOK is an important book for an American audience to read, but also for a global audience to read. It speaks to a global refugee dilemma, of a generation of youth that has experienced nothing but war, of poverty and of perseverance against all odds. It is a book for all eyes to notice, for all eyes to not look away.

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Fall For The Book 2016

Madeleine Wattenberg

September 25th- 30th is the 18th annual  Fall For the Book Festival!

Since 1999, George Mason University and the City of Fairfax have collaborated on this festival to celebrate an array of writers with an eye toward strengthening ties between the literary and local communities. This year’s guests include poets Dana Levin, Natalie Diaz, Oliver Bendorf and fiction authors Lauren Groff, Sandra Cisneros, and …

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Hip Hop and Prisoner Resistance

Lissa Skitolsky

Hip Hop and Prisoner Resistance: Essay by Lissa Skitolsky

Most academic and popular discussions about resistance to structural oppression take a stand on the morality of violent vs. nonviolent resistance to racist, heterosexist, and classist oppression.   However recently scholars have identified alternative paths to resistance such as the politics of mourning in public spaces.[1] My experiences teaching philosophy in a women’s state prison have also revealed …

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