by Leora Fridman

You Barely Even Work Here: On Higher Education and the Myths of Neutrality


Our complicity in capitalist transactions does not have to prevent us from learning together . . . We can let go of the increasingly stale idea that the classroom or campus is ever a pristinely objective or neutral space.

On Taking Charge


“Being all-natural is all very nice and good,” my doctor says as she shoves the EXIT door for me. She shakes her head, “but there comes a point when you need to take charge.”

Motherhood – Sheila Heti


I am not here specifically to defend Heti’s section breaks, jumping points, or digressions, though I may in parts do just that. What I am here to do is consider how the criticism of this book plays right into a larger story Heti is telling.