July/August 2010

Mothers Who Care Too Much

Nancy J. Hirschmann

 
With responses from Shannon Hayes, Robin West, Lisa Dodson, Melody Berger, Ann Friedman, Mona Harrington, Lane Kenworthy, and Anne L. Alstott. Nancy J. Hirschmann responds.

 

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen
 

Foundations

State of the Nation: Early and often
Stephen Ansolabehere and Eitan Hersh
 
Dispatch: The War for Drugs

How Juárez became the world’s deadliest city
Sarah Hill

 

Books & Ideas

Sharing Liberally
Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus
Evgeny Morozov
 
Clear and Hold
Roberta Brandes Gratz’s The Battle for Gotham
Casey Walker
 
Mind the Gap
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s The Spirit Level
Claude S. Fischer

 

Fiction

How Do I Explain?

The winner of Boston Review's 17th annual fiction contest
Adam Sturtevant

 
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders
Samuel R. Delany
 
The Gentleman Thief

Goli Taraghi

Translated by Faridown Farrokh

 

On Film

Curtain Call
Marco Bellocchio's Vincere
Alan A. Stone

 

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Introduced by Anselm Berrigan
Arlo Quint
 
Poetry Hot and Cold
Myung Mi Kim's Penury and Leland Hickman's Tiresias
Calvin Bedient
 
Before History
Harry Clifton's Secular Eden
Alissa Valles
 
Without End
Ann Lauterbach's Or To Begin Again
Richard Deming
 
Microreviews
Catie Rosemurgy

 

Poems

Zero Hour
Kristine Ong Muslim
 
In The Golden Age of Counterfeiting
Christopher Salerno
 
Love Poem
Sophie Cabot Black
 
In The End There Were Thousands of Cowboys
Mary Austin Speaker
 
What If There Is a Person
Steve Healey
 
False Documents
Nicole Walker
 
Psyche
Gustaf Sobin
 
Everlasting Life
John Deming
 
Particular Flight
John Deming
 
Anniversary
Joseph P. Wood
 
Warhol / Blue Jackie
Peter Balakian