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June 17, 2021
The Promise and Hubris of Silicon Valley’s Vision of How We Eat
A conversation with Larissa Zimberoff about the emergence of food start-ups, lab-made solutions, and the future of the American diet.
June 1, 2021
The Astrological Is Political
Why Alice Sparkly Kat uses postcolonial theory to read the stars.
May 27, 2021
The History of Publishing Is a History of Racial Inequality
A conversation with Richard Jean So about combining data and literary analysis to understand how the publishing industry came to be dominated by white writers.
May 25, 2021
What’s Worse Than Climate Catastrophe? Climate Catastrophe Plus Fascism.
A conversation with Andreas Malm about his new book,
White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism
May 19, 2021
Why Critics Need to Let Their Guard Down
A conversation with Larissa Pham about desire, the politics of vulnerability, and practicing a more generous form of criticism.
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May 12, 2021
Chuck Schumer: ‘I Believe That Democracy Is at Risk and We Cannot Fail’
The Senate majority leader talks in a
exclusive about the night before the insurrection, his weekly leadership conference, and his timeline for passing major legislation like S 1.
May 10, 2021
What ‘Girlhood’ Means in 2021
A conversation with Melissa Febos about her radical essays on youth and gender.
May 5, 2021
Frances Fox Piven Wants You to Raise Hell
The great theorist of disruptive power explains “dissensus” and how social movements spur elected officials into action.
April 28, 2021
The Art of the Memoir With Japanese Breakfast
A conversation with indie pop artist Michelle Zauner on cooking, grieving, and the role politics plays in music.
April 26, 2021
The Craft of John Edgar Wideman
A conversation with one of the greatest living Black American writers on work, life, and why good fiction is like a game of basketball.