November/December 2014


Zero Hour: The First Days of New Berlin

Paul Hockenos

 

Ireland's Cold War
Henry Farrell
 
Brazil's Era of Possibility
Gianpaolo Baiocchi
 

 
Editors' Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

 

Foundations


State of the Nation: Big Spenders
Andrew Mayersohn
 
Dispatch: Scotland's Next Move
Stephen Phelan
 
Made in America: Slumming It
Claude S. Fischer
 
Wonders: Democratic Science
Anne Fausto-Sterling

 

Fiction


What Happened to the Bird People
Monique Wentzel
 

Books & Ideas


Good Feminist
Three new books on feminism
Vivian Gornick
 
Selling Fast
Public Goods, Profits, and State Legitimacy
Mike Konczal
 
The Russians Came!
Val Vinokur
 

On Poetry


Seventeenth Annual Boston Review Poetry Contest
francine j. harris selected by Major Jackson
 
Poems About Poems
Stephen Burt
 
The Flame in the Grate
Uche Nduka's Surrealism
Joyelle McSweeney
 
+ Poet's Sampler (online only)
Blair Johnson introduced by Monica de la Torré
 
Microreviews
New books by Jena Osman, Aaron Belz, Jane MillerJoan Naviyuk Kane, and Danniel Schoonebeek
 

On Film

The Natural
Richard Linklater's Boyhood
Alan A. Stone
 

Poems

Spill
Beth Bachmann
 
Archaeology: Toolbox with Level
Cara Chamberlain
 
Survival Italian
Chad Davidson
 
Two Poems: Portrait of a Hanged Woman and Lamentation of a Hanged Man
Monica Youn
 
Goodbye to All That, the Birds Included
Adam Clay
 
Urban Fantasy
Denise Duhamel
 
Letters
David Sanders
 
 
All articles from the issue will appear online.