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Entries by Anis Shivani from 12/2011

Exclusive: NPR's Steve Inskeep Talks About His New Book on Karachi: Can Pakistan Turn the Corner?

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Books

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, has written a most readable, informative, entertaining, and provocative narrative of contemporary Karachi. I recently had an email discussion with Inskeep about the city and the region.

The New Yorker's Ken Auletta Talks about Google, Facebook, and the Future of Content

| Posted 12.10.2011 | Books

Ken Auletta has constructed probably the best narrative yet about Google's rise and rise. But to what extent is the company in control of its destiny?

A Poetry Editor Reveals the Secrets of the Trade: Raymond Hammond on How to Fix the Current Poetry Paradigm

| Posted 12.11.2011 | Books

Raymond Hammond is editor of the poetry journal New York Quarterly and the related book imprint New York Quarterly Books, as well as being an esteemed poet in his own right. I recently had a wide-ranging conversation with him about the state of affairs in the poetry world.

Review: Chloe Aridjis's Experimental Novel of Berlin: Hitler, the German Past, and the Invisible Memories of a World City

| Posted 12.30.2011 | Books

Few cities have as many layers of history reflected in their streets, recreational places, monuments, plazas, shopping areas, parks, museums, and other public spaces as Berlin. In Book of Clouds, Chloe Aridjis make its historical meanings central to her tale.