by William Harris

The Big Umbrella

How many people in China even knew the protests in Hong Kong were happening?

Start with the Obvious

Once we’ve reached our destination we realize it’s still us, and that it will always be us. Many travel writers don’t know how to deal with this disappointment.

The Heart of Edinburgh

On the eve of the Scottish independence vote, would anyone ever attempt a post-colonial reading of Sir Walter Scott?

Buzz – Benjamin Kunkel

The end takes a grotesque psychological turn that reminds you that environmental devastation, perhaps especially during our fleeting period of history, is as much a psychological issue as any other.

Change in the Land: Willa Cather’s Midwest

The mysterious work of the novel in regard to climate change seems less about politics and more about calm, diverse reflection.