Yvette Granata

Emmanuel Iduma

Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing Nguyễn Văn Lém on February 1, 1968 (Eddie Adams)

Bushra Rehman

Corona is a poetic on-the-road adventure comedy told by me, Razia Mirza, a Pakistani woman from Corona, Queens. When I was ex-communicated from my Muslim community, I hit the road thinking I could live like the Beats.

Ed Hancox

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is pleased to present the fourth in a series of important blog posts by Cæmeron Crain addressing critical concepts in contemporary political philosophy. Cæmeron's previous post explored the contours of life in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze called a "Society of Control." In what follows, Cæmeron begins the difficult process of articulating a practice of resistance to the "diffuse matrix" of late-capitalist power. 


Tim Fredrick

The world does not need another literary journal.

This might seem like an odd statement from someone who started a literary journal eighteen months ago. Perhaps I should add a “just” in that statement. The world does not need just another literary journal. It’s time for the literary journal to be more than just a book on a shelf or digital real estate on the Internet.

Önder Susam

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Reuters)


I grew up in the most far-flung neighborhood in Manhattan, roughly 10 1/2 miles north of where I now stand. The streets of Inwood—Vermilyea Avenue, Thayer Street, Seaman Avenue—are completely unknown to Downtowners. When I grew up there, Inwood was a quiet, largely Irish, working-class neighborhood. My best friend Bobby Marks and I would walk down to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 178th St. to browse the bookstore.

Leila Seth


My name is Leila Seth. I am eighty-three years old. I have been in a long and happy marriage of more than sixty years with my husband Premo, and am the mother of three children. The eldest, Vikram, is a writer. The second, Shantum, is a Buddhist teacher. The third, Aradhana, is an artist and filmmaker. I love them all. My husband and I have brought them up with the values we were brought up with—honesty, courage, and sympathy for others. We know that they are hardworking and affectionate people who are trying to do some good in the world.

Arie Amaya-Akkermans

["Hacienda", oil on canvas, 180x200cm, 2013]