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Why Safer Spaces Are a Threat

Trauma survivors are not unsafe when someone undermines their subjective notions of reality. They’re unsafe when they can only trust those who confirm what they already believe.

The View from Dominica

In a country no larger than a small city both in population and area, degrees of separation are limited. Maybe it’s the volcanic geography of the island that has helped to establish and foster such independent identities.

They Gave Me a Useless Education

When you hold up the noteworthy to save a program, you’ll always be at least one example short. For Jay Z’s story to be remarkable, the poverty he came from must still exist.

The Wisconsin Blues

“Meet the state’s workforce needs” is a dangerous misreading of what it means for universities to provide a public benefit.

The 50 Greatest Moments of My Struggle (So Far)

The best moments from Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical epic, My Struggle.

Hating eBooks, Loving Life

Where does the materiality of reading end and literary posturing begin?

No GrAttitude: Peter Tunney Is the Devil

The work of Peter Tunney is incredibly offensive to any sane person’s sensibilities.

Consider the Octopus

My desire to become an unlikely statistic drove me to torture a living animal. Or at least to experience its death in the most intimate way possible: inside my mouth.

Julius Neubronner’s Photographer Pigeons

Freedom of natural flight, fetish of the unknown.

Stuff I’ve Read in the Last Month (Or So): Fantasy and Realism

In order to deal with the terrible dullness of being alive, man invented fantasy novels.