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The Park of Freedom at the Warsaw Uprising Museum in Poland, 2013

Anniversary or Apathy?

Memory and revolution in Poland since 1989.

by Piotr H. Kosicki

The eloquent silences of Albert York and Judith Scott.
Posted Dec 9 2014 - 4:03pm
Why does the Pakistani military pick unwinnable fights?
Posted Dec 9 2014 - 4:02pm
Joseph O’Neill’s Dubai novel, The Dog.
Posted Dec 9 2014 - 3:54pm



Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor in 1974

Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing as a creature of secrets in The Imitation Game.

An MQ-9 Reaper drone

Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.

Pop & Circumstance

Pop & Circumstance

Propaganda, Deed: Ferguson protesters in downtown Washington, DC, December 5
December 9, 2014 - 3:49 PM ET
Joshua Clover

A riot is a riot because it is not simply a message.

Short pop: Ilana Glazer (left) and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City
October 28, 2014 - 5:57 PM ET
Joshua Clover

Film and TV are plagued by duration creep. Just like work—or unemployment.

Demonstrators, People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014, New York City
September 30, 2014 - 5:51 PM ET
Joshua Clover

Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.

Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Insurrections of the Mind thinks insurrections ought to happen only in the mind.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

American Expeditionary Forces secret ink lab

The secret history of invisible ink.