|Making burlesque history|
- Performers of colour are radically changing the world of burlesque. This article also has an interesting history of burlesque and the role that African-American women played in it.
- One of Europe's most innovative writers, Yoko Tawada, who comes from Japan but writes in both Japanese and German, has a really excellent and interesting new piece in Granta called To Zagreb.
- The Nation has a long piece about the work of Ben Lerner, author of 10:04 and Leaving the Atocha Station.
- Three Guys and a Book reach back into the archives and review Pereira Declares by Antonio Tabucchi. I love to see books I like from the past getting looked at and praised. It's an novel that has stayed with me for a long time, mainly because one gets a rarely seen view of the Spanish Civil War from inside Portugal.
- On unreadable books by the always charming Sadie Stein.
- Pick a Card: Raymond Carver's first published short story.
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