Ghost Ships!

Who are we to try to tease out disappointing, scientific reasons for their spooky voyages?

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20 heady jams! Hype Williams! Hawkwind! oOoOO! Toro y Moi! 16 others!


Is it #fridayweeds where you are yet? Is it late-afternoon, a little after four? Is it the California New Year? We’d like to share some of our recommendations, our favorite #fridayweeds!

Close to Home: One Man vs. the Global Climate

What is the president of a country of 350,000 to do about an issue that requires the cooperation of the world’s most powerful heads of state?

A Writer’s Life

Some things change, but some things don’t.

Hello Christine Brooke-Rose, R.I.P.

The work of Christine Brooke-Rose reminds us that the joy of literature isn’t in recognition and confirmation, but in playful discovery.

Arrrgh, Achtung! The State of Piracy in Germany

Isn’t the point at which they hold real political authority the time to start taking things seriously? Not to some Pirates, it seems.

Is Culture Finally Dead Yet?

The problem with the barrage of articles about the death of common decency or the increasing rate of single motherhood is that it makes society a zero-sum game.

Who Will Be Able To Tell The Difference?

Instagram is about making sure your life looks beautiful, and not leaving it up to chance.

Günter Grass and the Perils of Political Poetry

Grass’s poem reads like an Intro to IR lecture given in haiku.