Leeron Hoory

Leeron Hoory

Leeron Hoory is a writer based in New York City with a focus in arts and culture.

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Korean Cartoon Artist Yeon-Sik Hong Searches for Comfort Outside Of Seoul in "Uncomfortably Happily"

Korean cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong writes about his move with his wife to a small house on a mountain, to escape the noise pollution and high cost of Seoul. But existential questions persist. Hong paints an intimate portrait of his relationship, and the couple's concerns about artistic success, stability, making ends meet and their adaptation to their new surroundings. "Uncomfortably Happily" is translated by American cartoonist Hellen Jo.

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An Interview With Mya Guarnieri Jaradat on Israel's New Others

The international journalist Mya Guarnieri Jaradat examines Israel’s treatment of asylum seekers and migrant workers in her new book "The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel's New Others". The book covers different communities and circumstances and together illustrates individual and communal attempts and failures to make a home in Israel by people who share one thing in common: they are non-Jews in a "Jewish" state

Canan Marasligil, Malu Halasa, idi and 4 others found this witty
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Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli Reframes The US's Broken Immigration System

The subject of Valeria Luiselli's book, "Tell Me How it Ends: an Essay in 40 Questions" might feel particularly relevant in the face of President Donald Trump’s increased deportations, and frequent attacks on immigrants and sanctuary cities. But it also shows that while the immigration system may have reentered the public spotlight with Trump’s election, it had been broken long before.

Julia Champtaloup, Barry Michaels, Bookwitty and 3 others found this witty
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