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October 14, 2019, Issue

Cover art by: Nathaniel Wilder (photo)


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  • Books & the Arts

    Is Our Food Culture Killing Us?

    How we “choose” what to eat takes place within a contained food environment shaped by availability and advertising, traditions and trends—and, above all else, economics.

    Susan Pedersen

  • Kamel Daoud and the Paradoxes of Liberation

    In a new collection of his political writings, the Algerian novelist contemplates the unfinished business of his country’s struggle for independence.

    Robyn Creswell

  • Bon Iver’s Great Escape

    What began as a solo folk act has swelled into a collaborative and ecstatic mix of rock, pop, gospel, and more. 

    Marcus J. Moore
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