The Last Yezidi

Novels get us to care about the death of people who never existed; the news often can’t help us care about real people who died yesterday. Let’s change that and try a different genre: news fiction. My first guest is Kurdish filmmaker and writer Beri Shalmashi. She writes about her dream.

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What Age Brings to the Table

After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign. – Lewis Lapham Today, I wanted to share an essay with you. 79-year-old Lewis Lapham, former editor of Harper’s Magazine and founder of Lapham’s Quarterly, decided to write about old masters. He interviewed men and women, mostly in their 80s and 90s, still working, still creating and asked […]

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