Dispatches from an Overheated World: On “Tales of Two Planets”

THE DEVELOPERS OF Beirut’s Eden Bay needed to clean up the raw sewage on the beach of their luxury development, so they rerouted it into a storm pipe. “And then the rains came,” writes Lina Mounzer in her darkly comedic account from the new anthology Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality […] The post Dispatches from an Overheated World: On “Tales of Two Planets” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: dispatches from a diehard fan

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