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December 12, 2022
The Rise and Fall of the Mall
Meet Me by the Fountain
recovers the forgotten past and the still hopeful future of the American shopping mall.
December 9, 2022
Margo Jefferson and the Art of Life
In her work, especially her new book
Constructing a Nervous System
, she transforms criticism into an experience one feels in the body, not just the mind.
December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
The Melancholy Return of “Black Panther”
After the death of Chadwick Boseman, the makers of the superhero movie had to reimagine the series. The result makes for a sobering and affecting sequel.
December 7, 2022
The Myth of the Knicks
In Chris Herring’s recent history of the New York basketball team, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the sports commentariat’s fixation on grit and toughness.
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December 6, 2022
A New Kind of Trans Poetics
A Queen in Bucks County,
Kay Gabriel finds a connection between trans femininity and modernism as she documents one person’s winding journey from suburb to city.
December 5, 2022
The Question of the Offensive Monument
What do we lose by simply removing monuments? Robert Bevan attempts to answer that question in a recent book,
Erin L. Thompson
December 1, 2022
The Polycrisis at the Border
digs into the intersecting failures that have led to a brutal system of forced displacement in the Americas.
November 30, 2022
What the Grimkes’s Family History Tells Us About the United States
, historian Kerri Greenidge offers a powerful and unique account of this family’s history—an account that offers tales of slavery, violence, loss, resilience, and redemption.
Kellie Carter Jackson
November 29, 2022
Can the Origins of Today’s Right Be Traced to the 1990s?
While some might remember the 1990s as an era of good feelings, Nicole Hemmer’s
argues that this period coincided with the rise of a more combative conservative movement.