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


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



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
Catie Rosemurgy



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
Gustaf Sobin
Everlasting Life
John Deming
Particular Flight
John Deming
Joseph P. Wood
Warhol / Blue Jackie
Peter Balakian