How To Read Books

How to read the following books: The Art of Fielding, Fifty Shades of Grey,The Sense of an Ending, His Dark Materials, A Game of Thrones, Lolita, Housekeeping, and anything by Murakami.

Adrienne Rich, R.I.P.

In her work, Ms. Rich has never let her readers believe in a distinction between the personal and the political, the personal and the artistic, the personal and the poetic. An angry, beautiful struggle shines in her poetry, one which her death does not end.

The Ads of the D.C. Metro

A quick glance at the public advertising in Metro stations and bus shelters around Washington, DC will tell you more about America and her capital than any memorial, monument, or museum.

But We’re Not Friends! Facebook and Getting Hired

Asking to actually log into a prospective employees’ profile and look at the info as “User A” seems like a completely unreasonable request.

What Is a Blog Good For?

With ArabLit, Qualey hoped she would bring Arabic literature to a broad group of people who had potentially never even thought about Arabic literature before.

Please Tell Me What This Means

The most vulgar machinations of capitalism mate with quasi-mystical mass-nostalgia, and you get a Confederate flag and pot leaf beach towel.

Roll My Eyes: Digital Comics and Guided Viewing

Why move your own eyes when “industry standard navigation technology” can do it for you?

Climate Change, Kafka, and the End of Place

As Kafka de-territorialized German, global warming is de-territorializing climate.

Reading a Book by its Cover

A fashion guide to our favorite Madeleine L’Engle books.

“Call Me Maybe,” Maybe

A music video with a gay dude who you don’t immediately know is gay! I cannot figure out the song “Call Me Maybe.”