Wild River Review art by Christopher McCauley

VOLUME 1 — NUMBER 3.3

NEW IN WILD RIVER REVIEW

SPOTLIGHT: Fly Me to the Moon — A Conversation with Mathematician and Artist, Ed Belbruno

COLUMN: Storiedmusic by DJ T’challah

AIRMAIL: Bodhi Blues — A Year in India by Jessica Falcone

NOVEL EXCERPT: Blood Grip — Chapter 2

REVIEW: Gulliver as Slave Trader — Racism Reviled by Jonathan Swift




Thicker Than Water

FEATURED IN THIS EDITION

SPOTLIGHT: Ed Belbruno, Mathematician and Artist

COLUMN: Storiedmusic by DJ T’challah

SPOTLIGHT: Historian James McPherson

THE WILD RIVER REVIEW PRESENTS:

AIRMAIL: FRIENDS AND FIENDS
BY JESSICA FALCONE

Last night I sat at dinner on the rooftop of a Buddhist dharma center in Bodh Gaya with three other women. We hailed from Australia, Denmark, Britain, and America. We were white women in India, and thanks to the availability of Western porn on-line and in seedy little cinema halls, we are every repressed Indian village guy’s fantasy.

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NOVEL EXCERPT: BLOOD GRIP — CHAPTER TWO
BY CONSTANCE GARCIA-BARRIO

James Forten climbed the steps of the wooden platform outside Mother Bethel Church and felt the crowd’s attention weigh him down. Folks had come craving hopeful words from someone rich but brown as any of them. What could he tell them in these lean days?

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ART: VOICES OF THE PEOPLE
BY ROSEMARY CARSTENS

Writer and Motorcyclist Rosemary Carstens (she rides a Road Goddess) walks us through a unique voyage of solidarity and self determination in an art exhibit devoted to posters, striking images from thirteen Latin American countries, and the United States many of which are on display for the first time.

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QUARK PARK: ALGORITHMS, GOOGLE,
AND SNOW GLOBES — AN INTERVIEW WITH
DAVID DOBKIN

To understand the work of Professor David Dobkin, former Chair of the Computer Science Department, and Dean of Faculty at Princeton University, it helps to travel in the mind’s eye back to the 9th century CE, the golden age of Islamic art and scholarship, to a place called the House of Wisdom in a city called Baghdad...

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COLUMN: THE MYSTIC PEN
BY KATHERINE SCHIMMEL BAKI

As a young child I hardly knew anything about the scholarly life of my father’s second cousin, Annemarie Schimmel, related to him by a shared gene pool from his German father’s side and continuing on down the line to my sister and then finally on to me. All I knew was that she was one of the world’s leading scholars of Indo-Muslim culture...

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