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My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.
How the war changed Charlie.
There’s more work to be done, but this was a big win for democracy.
Kshama Sawant’s City Council victory reflects broad trends: polls show voters are increasingly immune to redbaiting.
Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.
Activist investors are pushing for accountability from AT&T and Verizon.
Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.
No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.
Seeing not a person but a thing was the crime of crimes for Primo Levi.
Thinking about debt has become pop, and David Graeber’s Debt is the genre’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
The beauty and muchness of Ai Weiwei’s art is often underwhelming.
Auntie man? Black writer? Negress? In The Women, Hilton Als is Hilton Als.
And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.