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Rosie Gillies

Rosie Gillies is digital director at Boston Review. You can read more about her here.

What we have achieved this year—and our plans for 2023. 

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An anti-imperialism reading list for July 4th.

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—and what it still has to offer. A reading list on equality, Rawls, and the struggle for a more just world.

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“Forget the dream, he called for a revolution.” An MLK Day reading list on how his radicalism was erased.

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From critical race theory to COVID-19 vaccines, here’s what you loved the most.

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A collection of our best essays on the distinguished political theorist, racial capitalism, and the Black radical tradition.

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We also need to abolish prisons—as well as put an end to counterterrorism. An abolitionist reading list. 

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Our best essays on food and eating from the past forty-six years! From a food anthropologist’s early love affair with Chinese cuisine to the farmers’ protests in India, the pieces in this list consider food from political, cultural, and economic perspectives.

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Your beach reads sorted. Fourteen books we loved—and one to avoid at all costs.

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Assata Shakur — “Women in Prison: How It Is With Us”

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The Combahee River Collective Statement

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Fred Hampton — “Power Anywhere There’s People”

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Jack O’Dell — “The July Rebellions and the ‘Military State’”

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Jesse Gray — “The Black Revolution: A Struggle for Political Power”

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Claudia Jones — “An End of the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!”

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Our members-only podcast is now available to all! A reading series of radical essays and speeches, season one highlights six short texts related to Black liberation struggles in the U.S., from Claudia Jones to the Combahee River Collective.

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It’s what our country was founded on—and it will take more than Trump leaving the White House to dismantle it.

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To ring in 2021, here are Boston Review’s top 21 essays of the year.

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BR writers on how we can fix it.

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An alternative father’s day reading list.

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—and those who wish they could be mothers. A reading list for Mother’s Day.

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Philosophers, historians, and political scientists contribute to a reading list on nonviolence.

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There’s more that’s wrong with our medical system…

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From Walt Whitman to Arundhati Roy, here are the essays that were read the most over the past twelve months.

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From PTSD to dissenting.

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A bumper crop of brilliant essays on why populism isn’t “anti-elite”, Trump isn’t a populist, and more.

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Our best writing from our archives on why torture is not the same thing as interrogation.

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A reading list for our time of climate crisis.

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A reading list on the privatization of public space.

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Twenty percent of them are Boston Review contributors!

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The doomsday clock is inching towards midnight. A reading list for a time of new nuclear threats.

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A gay liberation reading list.

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Happy birthday, Habermas!

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“Organizing is the strategy on which the success of all others depend. Yet it is the strategy that most progressives talk about the least.”

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—and why consent isn’t the same thing as good sex. An International Whores Day reading list.

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A Racial Capitalism Reading List

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Poets, philosophers, and playwrights.

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A reading list.

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Our problem is that we keep producing killers.

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It’s not just celebrity moms — middle-class families are guilty too.

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Women (and nonbinary folks) who write — a reading list.

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Lars von Trier. Stanley Kubrick. Michael Haneke.

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Those who have changed America—and those you might not have heard of.

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Part two of our Black History Month reading series.

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Part one of our Black History Month reading series.

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No dead guys with beards in this reading list, we promise.

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Suffering in Haiti is a manmade, not a natural, disaster.

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What we get wrong about the region.

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A countdown of the top ten.

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Take a second look at some pieces that might have passed you by in 2018.

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A reading list on surveillance, security, and citizenship-for-sale.

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The “father of modern linguistics” turns 90!

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Our best writers take on the retail giant.

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Susan Sontag. Margaret Atwood. Errol Morris. David Runciman. China Miéville.

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Man Booker nominees and more got their start at Boston Review.

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Surveying incarceration: from Attica to Appalachia and prison profiteering to “poverty penalties.”

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