Issue 06 Review: Time to Rebuild

Time to Rebuild A slim, lyrical memoir deconstructs our idea of borders, connectedness and charitable aid Review by Phil Brown When we seek to make sense of the geographical world, we turn to maps. Their lines, bold or fine, solid or dashed, provide a comforting...

Issue 06 Review: Two Roadmaps, One Planet

  Two Roadmaps, One Planet There are two diverging paths to handling environmental problems. Do we understand the solutions well enough to choose? Review by Conor Gearin Charles Mann’s latest book The Wizard and the Prophet explores two scientists’ lives in order...

Issue 05 Review: Deceit in the Sunflower State

Deceit in the Sunflower State The first adult novel from Kansas City author Amy Engel Review by Marcus Williams Amy Engel’s The Roanoke Girls, her first novel for adults, is as gripping and emotional a ride as any in the young adult genre where the Kansas City author...
Review: Cindi Mayweather ascends

Review: Cindi Mayweather ascends

Kansas City native Janelle Monáe’s latest crowns more than a decade of work BY DAN HOLTMEYER | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 08 When the android singer Cindi Mayweather first appears onstage, she brings an ecstatic crowd to its feet with a fast-paced dance number that...

Review: The New Midwest by Mark Athitakis

Don’t be fooled by its slim size. The New Midwest packs a punch in regional literary criticism.   BY NATHAN SINDELAR | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 04 In a new book by Mark Athitakis, the Midwest is not what we think it is, and, more crucially, neither are the stories...