Blog

Scenes From The Bulgarian Student Protest Movement

The mostly peaceful Bulgarian student movement has many of the same demands as the protesters in Kiev, but for the moment, it remains beautiful.

How to Talk about Climate Change, Part 1: The Blame Game

Since solving climate change requires mass engagement, how we talk about the problem matters as much as the science that confirms its urgency.

10 Quotes from Writers Who Loved a Stiff Drink

Nose-painting, sleep, and urine.

Let’s Keep Talking About Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall was a true public intellectual, in the sense that his intellectual commitment was always to the public. For Hall, it was a position of intellectual generosity and a commitment to rigorous, productive discourse on a mass scale.

Taylor Swift’s Cruel Longing

A roundtable discussion featuring Lee Edelman, Lauren Berlant, Chris Kraus, Lydia Davis, and Taylor Swift.

Scribble Jam, 1997

In only its second year, the 1997 Scribble Jam became legendary when an unknown MC named Eminem lost in the freestyle battle.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Greatest, Loneliest Party

Maybe people who engage in the most public, grandiose acts of socialization are the ones who are the most isolated from real human interaction.

Against Grammar

Language can only describe our changing world if we let language change with our world.

2014: A Ruined Year Wearing The Face of the Thing You Most Love

Dispatches from the eldritch entrails of Skull & Bones

E-Reading Mein Kampf

In an era of frenetically dispersed political techno-messaging, something old-fashioned attends the thought that Hitler’s master plan is summarized in one book. But no one really reads Mein Kampf.