“Writing, I Can’t Waste Time”: Alejandro Varela & the Political Public Health Novel
In his debut novel "The Town of Babylon," Alejandro Varela tells the story of Andrés, a Latinx professor whose reluctant suburban homecoming rekindles old high-school friendships and past loves. As Andrés negotiates personal ties and the social frictions running through them, Varela weaves a discerning account on the interpersonal and political definitions of community. In an interview with Executive Editor Alexandra Watson, Varela discusses the inspirations behind the novel - his experiences growing up in a white-majority suburb, and how studying and working in public health illuminated his writing and understanding of the "American Dream."
A Common Amnesia
A Common Amnesia By Alex Cuff Originally published in Apogee Issue 4 But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals... Read More
Valentine's Series: How Far Back? by Alexandra Watson
In honor of Valentine’s Day, all this week on our blog we’ll be posting pieces from our January 31st reading on intercultural dating and relationships. Our second piece is by... Read More