15 April 2016 | Public Books
Lebanese author Elias Khoury’s latest novel to be translated into English, Broken Mirrors, is about identity and memory, destruction and displacement, exile and its internal ruptures.
02 March 2016 | The Millions
The play thrills — indeed producing wonder, thirst, laughter, and melancholy — when Falls and Bockley trust themselves as interpreters, like Bolaño, of conflicted and contradictory reality. When they forget, pigeonholing characters into cartoons Bolaño never intended, the show becomes exhausting.
26 April 2016
Nathaniel Popkin, who wrote the documentary series, joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Brad Linder to offer some background on the people who defined the city, from 1855-1871, a time of volatility and possibility.
17 March 2016
The Athenaeum, founded in 1814 as a literary society, has established the position of Writer in Residence, to “reaffirm and to celebrate the continuous presence of books and authorship in the Athenaeum’s activities.” Nathaniel Popkin will be the first Athenaeum Writer in Residence and will serve a two year term.
31 January 2016
Nathaniel Popkin helps bring historical context to the long-standing Pennsylvania allergy to all things Philadelphia in this personal essay by writer Liz Spikol. “So here we have city elite aligned with these ‘other’ people” — Native Americans — “in conflict with frontiersmen,” says Popkin. “City vs. country. Distrust of elites and highfalutin ideas like tolerance and peace.” It was the beginning of a longstanding pattern: “elites allied with minorities whose interests clash with the good white people of the country.”