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April 01, 2014
Israeli contemporary literature has undergone a shift over the last decade. For decades its international reputation was dominated by men who were representative of Israel’s establishment, which was mostly of European descent — like Amos Oz and David Grossman.
But in recent years a new crop of authors have been translated into English, and they offer a much more cosmopolitan picture of Israeli society.
March 24, 2014
Americans are very busy. In fact, busyness is often a point of pride. As a nation, vacation days are rarely available and often remain unused even by those who have them. Expanding workloads and family responsibilities have virtually driven leisure and play from our schedules as everyone rushes from one task to the other. This overwhelming way of living is having a very real impact on our individual and collective well-being.
March 18, 2014
Women writers are disproportionately likely to be harassed, insulted and stalked on the Internet, and law enforcement agencies often fail to take online threats seriously, dismissing them as adolescent pranks.