by Christopher Wood

Folding the Red into the Black – Walter Mosley

Written before the Trump ascendency, Walter Mosley’s UNTOPIA stands as an accessible point-by-point inventory of real systemic shortcomings dressed up by American optimism.

Selected Writings – René Magritte

Even though some of his distorted figures resemble those by Dalí, and some of the cruel acts committed in his scenes recall Balthus, Magritte’s career presents a wider-reaching institutional philosophy.

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said – Arundhati Roy and John Cusack

In THINGS THAT CAN AND CANNOT BE SAID, traveling to see Snowden is a little like waiting for Godot. The non-event clears the way for an empty contemplative space.

Mature Themes – Andrew Durbin

Mature Themes searches for pieces of people in the streaming media as if panning for gold.

Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore – Walter Mosley

The cathartic rutting that spices Mosley’s crime series is abandoned here for the everyday mechanics of industrialized desire.

Three Brothers – Peter Ackroyd

As with the chivalric romances that permeate Don Quixote, or Ulysses’ Homeric cast, Three Brothers is a pastiche, though more compact than its predecessors, running breakneck on Victorian fuel.