This week: Now online from the Soviet Issue, Zoé Samudzi reviews Yevgeniy Fiks’s anthology of representations of Africans and African Americans in Soviet media, The Wayland Rudd Collection. Ari M. Brostoff concludes the Slow Burn reading series on the Book of Exodus that began a month into the pandemic lockdown. Ben Gassman reviews Mona Mansour’s Vagrant Trilogy, a major New York play centered on a Palestinian life.
Plus, a poem by Kyle Carrero Lopez, introduced by Claire Schwartz. And from the newsletter, David Klion interviews James King, a criminal justice activist in the Bay Area, about the Chesa Boudin recall in San Francisco, and Isaac Scher reports on Israel’s new legislative efforts to criminalize the Palestinian flag.
On The Wayland Rudd Collection
Mona Mansour’s Vagrant Trilogy put a subtle, unapologetic portrait of a Palestinian life on a major New York stage.