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Holy Air

Holy Air

Holy Air isn’t entirely satirical, but the bone-dry wit is breathtaking. Pilgrims to Nazareth seek the lightness of spiritual transcendence, and Shady Srour contrasts them with residents weighed down by everyday catastrophes and paralyzing fears.

Up the Yangtze

Up the Yangtze

Yung Chang understands the significance of this massive undertaking – said to be China’s largest feat of engineering since the Great Wall – but his focus is on the rising waters and how they are obliterating the China his grandfather knew.