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Fuzzy Apologies: A Press Conference With a Disgraced Pol Who’s Sorry This Time, Really.

None of these allegations approach to the totality of what, after much therapy, I have learned to describe as my “natural freak gene.”

Big Data, Slow Speeds

Underlying this technological angst is something deeper, more primal. It is the sense that some right, however virtualized, is being denied by the cartelization of the American telecom space.

Arguing for the Primacy of the Author in Comics

From a trip to a comics shop, it would be easy to conclude that comic book characters are more important than the people crafting their adventures. Except they aren’t.

What A Day Job Gives You

A day job. That vile-sounding thing. If you type the words “day job” enough times, they start to seem like a sex act. A sex act you do for money.

Sex and Punishment: Homosexuality in and out of Prison

It’s clear that sex and punishment are nearly synonymous in the logic of capitalist mass incarceration.

Unknowable Quantities

Where much of the horror genre frantically casts a flashlight around the area between the known and the unknown, Brian Evenson’s stories are more concerned with the knowable and the unknowable. They wonder why you’re even bothering with that flashlight.

America’s Most Wanted Great American Novelist UPDATE: Franzen Responds

The Editors offer Jonathan Franzen the opportunity to clear his name on a redemptive birdwatching trek through the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains.

Not Guilty

Racism is a symptom of this order, not its reason for being.

A Fisher King in the White House

Reagan-as-void is a necessary first step in the project of understanding what precisely occurred in the White House during the eighties.

Two Sides of America

Recommendations for people who think America is pretty cool, but hate going outside to prove it.