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How to Talk about Climate Change, Part 3: Who’s Doing the Talking?

We need more women and more people of color to be studying, thinking, writing, and speaking about climate change. The stakes are high.

Traveling the Zero: Digital and Homesick

Whether or not video games are “art” has been the subject of a good amount of writing, but it would be difficult to classify Kentucky Route Zero as anything but art.

Completely Stopped: How a Fledgling Journalist was Short Shrifted by Full Stop

Quickly, like a bedbug, was I removed from the Full Stop offices, ushered forcefully by a large security guard out a side door which emptied into a disgusting alley.

How to Talk about Climate Change, Part 2: Uncertainty, Present and Future

People are more likely to take climate change seriously if they’re sitting in a hot room than if they are sitting in a cold one.

Battle of The Corpses

The corpses in the Creation Museum should be given their proper names: not Bill Nye and Ken Ham, but philosophy and sophistry. It’s this ancient animosity, not science against religion or faith against evidence, that animated their debate — and of the two, philosophy is by far the most dangerous.

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.