Report from Rojava: What the West Owes its Best Ally Against ISIS

Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty ImagesA member of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces next to an SDF flag signaling their victory over the Islamic State’s final stronghold of Baghouz, in Deir al-Zour province, Eastern Syria, March 24, 2019 Qamishli, Syria—As the de facto chief negotiator of the liberated region called the Autonomous Administration of North and East …

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Virago marks Bueno publication with walk for miscarriage charity

Published April 5, 2019 by Mark Chandler Little, Brown staff and other Hachette imprints will take part in a 9km charity walk marking Virago’s publication of Julia Bueno’s book on miscarriage…. Little, Brown staff and other Hachette imprints will take part in a 9km charity walk marking Virago’s publication of Julia Bueno’s book on miscarriage. …

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Erling Kagge wants you to walk

print-edition icon Print edition | Books and arts Apr 4th 2019 Walking: One Step at a Time. By Erling Kagge. Translated by Becky Crook. Pantheon; 192 pages; $19.95. Viking; £9.99. HAVE YOU ever been so heartbroken that you felt a need to cover yourself in effluent? Erling Kagge, a Norwegian explorer, has. In his latest book, “Walking: …

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Te-Ping Chen on the Nihilism of the Internet

In “Lulu,” your story in this week’s issue, a young Chinese man watches his twin sister become increasingly involved in dissident activism—her actions seem to leave him at a loss. Was there a specific idea behind the decision to narrate this story from the brother’s perspective? There’s a certain duality of life in China (and …

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for April 5th, 2019

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie for $2.99. Get it here, or just click …

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The Bachelor Stars: RANKED By (Short) Relationship Length!

Take heed, Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, and all Bachelor couples of the future. Take heed. Time passes. Life happens. Love – and fame – fades. Reality sinks in. And hits hard. That sounds cynical, we know. But it’s also factual. The Bachelor stars have not had the best track record when it comes to love …

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