Amal El-Mohtar
Amal Content: a newsletter


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Letter of News: Wayward, Yellowface, and Kind of a Big Deal

Dear Friends, I promise this isn't a daily newsletter! These are merely extraordinary circumstances! I'm writing to you from Vancouver
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The Twelve Days of Bigolas Dickolas Wolfwood

Dear Friends, Previously, on Amal Content: A lot has happened since then. I truly struggle with how to talk about
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Dear Friends, What's this! Another newsletter, so fast on the heels of the last? Forgive me – it's time-sensitive and extraordinary.
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Letter of News: Star Wars, New Column, Many Links

Dear Friends, I've found it so difficult to write a newsletter lately. So much has happened since last I wrote
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Suddenly, Toronto

Dear Friends, I've written before about how much hospitality means to me, and how double-edged is my engagement with it:
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Letter of News: Early March Link Roundup

Dear Friends, I'm writing this from yet another white-out day of constant snow and craving a little more colour in
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AugurCon Keynote 2022: Up With the Birds

Dear Readers, What follows is the transcript – edited and condensed for clarity – of a keynote talk I was invited to
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Letter of News: Columns of Witches Dressed as People

Dear friends, February's felt uncharacteristically long, and I think it's mostly been the snow. But today the sun touched my
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Fresh Out of New Years

Dear Friends, I've often said that I feel there should be one full month between the end of December and
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Letter of News: Columns and Keynotes

Dear Friends, This is not the newsletter in which I talk about Twitter being gutted by a billionaire buffoon, or
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