Few journalists have stayed long enough in Appalachia to do work grounded in its lived reality. Now we can add to that journalistic honor roll Chris Ha…
Ann Kjellberg
In a downtime for municipalities, when there is stress on health, on well-being, on infrastructure, that libraries are going to be called upon more tha…
Ann Kjellberg
We have been surrounded now, for a long time, suddenly, by death and threats of death—we walk in it, hide from it, fight it, fail at fighting it, watch…
Ann Kjellberg
Profound pulp with low sex and high energy. Some kind of hip, possibly para-political protest with sex in it; elitist-denying blue-collar elitism; anti…
Ann Kjellberg
Xiaolu Gou's characters arrive to displacement, loneliness, frugality, isolation, confusion, having left another version of loneliness, not fitting in,…
Ann Kjellberg
Our two-hour trip to taste Ismail's famous cooking in their upstate house turned into three, five, seven. We felt as if we had somehow driven outside t…
Ann Kjellberg
Actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey captured the relentless, incessant wheeling and dealing of her friend Ismail Merchant's legendary meals. He did …
Ann Kjellberg
by Ann Kjellberg, editor For me being an editor is an almost visceral human challenge. I venture out from my cluttered desk with only my mind, my soul-…
Ann Kjellberg
“Talking of reading critically,” warns clergyman, theologian, and biblical scholar Esau McCaulley, “is a slightly dangerous thing.” 
Ann Kjellberg
It is one of the many merits of Alex Ross’s new book that he doesn’t try to resolve Wagner's contradictions
Ann Kjellberg
Lists of the world’s best libraries tend to mistake the spectacular for the excellent. The best libraries in the world might not be housed in stunning …
Ann Kjellberg
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