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In Rachel Cusk’s fiction, the self is suppressed to the point of destruction.
Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.
Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens and the rise of Deep History.
Scott Sherman’s masterful history of the fight to save the NYPL.
Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.
How an excesses of idealism and the embrace of violence harmed the American left in the 1970s.
A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.
Maybe action movies, like youth itself, are wasted on the young.
With their anthology Octavia’s Brood, Adrienne Brown and Walidah Imarisha evoke a world of radical possibility.