The Smok(ler) Signal

What Do Iranian-Americans Think of the Nuclear Deal?

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nytimes.com - LOS ANGELES — MY family left Tehran in 1979, in the aftermath of the revolution that created the Islamic Republic of Iran. We arrived in the United States with nothing but a single suitcase each, a...

Overlooked Appalachian Lit: Six Contemporary Southern Books Everyone Should Read

electricliterature.com - Here are six books by contemporary writers with roots in Kentucky, east Tennessee, West Virginia, and upstate South Carolina. Note that in the very act of reading the names of those places, as you ...

Song Exploder | Declaration of Codependence

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songexploder.net - Fifty love songs in honor of America and marriage (for everyone), chosen by some of my favorite musicians, actors, and podcasters. Here's the track listing, along with who contributed each love son...

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 18, Robert Penn Warren

theparisreview.org - This interview takes place in the apartment of Ralph Ellison at the American Academy in Rome: a comfortable room filled with books and pictures. Mr. Warren, who might be described as a sandy man wi...

A Way Out for Greece

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project-syndicate.org - QUITO, ECUADOR – The Greek crisis is a tragedy for the country and a danger for the world economy. Germany is demanding that Greece continue to service its debts in full, even though Greece is clea...

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