Rebecca Solnit

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Men Explain Lolita to Me

“You read enough books in which people like you are disposable, or are dirt, or are silent, absent, or worthless, and it makes an impact on you. Because art makes the world, because it matters, because it makes us. Or breaks us.”
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Medical Mountaineers

What it takes to deliver basic medical care to the most remote corners of the Himalayas.

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The Mother of All Questions

On the stories we tell ourselves about happiness and the indecent questions we ask women who decided not to become moms.

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Listen Up

The pandemic of violence against women, the threats online, and the harassment on the streets are ongoing. But women’s voices assumed an unprecedented power in 2014.

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Check Out the Parking Lot: Hell in LA

Parking garages, prisons, freeways and the world of stuff we’re not supposed to look at.

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Mysteries of Thoreau, Unsolved

On dirty laundry and the meaning of freedom.

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Google Invades

Boomtown San Francisco, as seen from the “Google Bus.”

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The Archipelago of Arrogance

A meditation on the “out-and-out confrontational confidence of the totally ignorant.”

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Detroit Arcadia

Wanders through the emptied post-American landscape.