The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore by Jared Yates Sexton

In 1984, the Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale was approached by five Arab-American donors who wanted to support his campaign. Mondale, the former Vice President under Jimmy Carter, met with them and accepted their contribution of $1,000 each. A few days later, their donation was Read More …

The Jester Speaks Truth To Power: Janet Sarbanes’ The Protester Has Been Released.

Throughout her collection of short stories, The Protester Has Been Released, Janet Sarbanes employs a number of devices and motifs that all serve a central purpose: exposing the Emperor’s naked ass. She satirically explores power imbalances by flipping perspectives. Sometimes that’s through telling stories from Read More …

Flynn Berry’s Under the Harrow Pushes Readers to Examine Their Own Feminist Failings

Flynn Berry’s Under the Harrow begins in classic fashion for a thriller—one character is traveling to meet another. The character traveling eventually becomes the amateur detective and the narrator of the story, the character awaiting the visit ultimately the victim. This novel has been praised Read More …