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Ebola, Zombies, and Our Viral Past

The horror stories about Ebola seem to be proliferating as quickly as the disease itself. International newspapers and even governmental edicts speak of zombies....

Swamps, Squash, Slavery

It is difficult to imagine a sufficient motive to have induced any man to penetrate a mile into the swamp before paths were cut...

When Columbus Freed the Slaves and Other Tales of Caribbean Colonialism

I’ve been shadowing Columbus. Lying awake, listening to the bachata coming from the disco next door, I think of Virginia Woolf’s line—“Music had become visible....

Avidly Reviews: Occupying Cloud Atlas

At the exact midpoint of the novel Cloud Atlas, in a post-apocalyptic future with nuclear contamination so severe that children are born deformed more often...