Political Pop Music

We have to go through an extraordinarily complex entanglement of experiences, norms, and systems of power and control to even scratch the surface of the political in popular music.

The Collapse of the Ancien in Thailand

When thinking about Thailand’s next act, about the royal drama revolving around the banished-capitalist Thaksin and the prince, I couldn’t lose the image of Falstaff and Prince Hal.

The Matter at Hand

We yearn to be free of a sordid history, to exist undeterred by a fetid past, but the irreality of what we have learned and witnessed encroaches upon our daily being. But, listen. You are here. You are now. And you have a story to choose how we will be.

Roger Shawyer’s EmDrive

A plethora of images that fiction has already implanted in our memories would no longer be just images: from earth-based private flying vehicles to cheap interplanetary human transport.

Saint Pop: Martyrdom and the Cult of Celebrity

A new development in the cult of celebrity celebrates an artist’s work on the basis of personal tragedy, not the work itself.

On Hostile Architecture

As we became more comfortable locking people away in prisons, we also became more comfortable making the everyday environment inhabited by the general public into a private, confining space.

The Full Stop Quarterly Is Now For Sale

Full Stop is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital publication focusing on the unknown, the precarious, and the as-yet unrealized.

At The Palestine Festival of Literature

Surely life under the world’s longest military occupation should be no great mystery to the well-read foreign audience. Right?

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.