Month: May 2016

Short Take: Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora

Bill Caraher Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora. New York: Orbit Publishing 2015. It’s summertime and many of us are traveling. I’m in Cyprus and Greece and NDQ’s other editor is in Germany. In fact, a “high-level editorial correspondence” (is this really a thing?) preceding this review involved travel delays, complications, and

Short Take: Digital Thinking at NDQ

Last month, the HathiTrust announced that they were opening their archive to text mining. The HathiTrust is among the libraries of digital books in the world and brings together the resources from hundreds of research libraries and provides access to this library though a partnership program. They also work with

Short Take: Three Digital Museums

This week’s Short Take invites you to visit the web pages of three transnational and highly collaborative museum projects: The Canadian Human Rights Museum (Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada); The Jewish Museum (Berlin); and The Palestinian Museum (Birzeit, Palestine). The links are below. This is a digitally altered image from the Canadian

Short Fiction: Rosie the Ruminant

Janet Sarbanes I like to stand at the top of the hill in the early morning, gazing down on the bright green valley wreathed in mist, the sheep clustered close to the barn like a ragged cloud. They lie down after we’re let out and continue sleeping, but I breathe

New Book: Scott Olsen’s A Moment with Strangers

Congratulations to our friends at the North Dakota State University Press for the publication of W. Scott Olsen’s, A Moment with Strangers. Scott is a regular contributor to North Dakota Quarterly and last year published “Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music” which you can read here. Go check

Review: Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema

 Michael Anderegg Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman, eds., Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. Pp. 264. $29.99 Pb. The title of this collection of essays, Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema, appears to limit the scope of what is in fact a wide-ranging introduction to a

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