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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Sheima Benembarek

Sheima Benembarek is a recent graduate of the King’s College master of fine arts program.

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Sheima Benembarek

Found in Translation

The gender politics of South Korea October 2020
When Kim Jiyoung was born, her mother, Oh Misook, wept over the misfortune of bringing another girl into the world. “It’s okay,” her mother-in-law said. “The third will be a boy.” There was such pressure to produce a son that when Oh Misook fell pregnant again, she resorted to a secret sex-selective abortion. The practice was gaining popularity in South Korea at the…

Muslim Pride

A timely LGBTQ memoir June 2019
Bilal asks his sister Samra Habib, in her new memoir, the same question I am often asked by well-­meaning friends who can’t completely conceal the dismay in their voices: “Why do you need to call yourself Muslim?” This question, I suspect now more than ever, is regularly asked of liberal or moderate Muslims living in the…