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Cultural Criticism and Analysis
Today 9:12 am
Everything Is Interesting
Nicholson Baker goes back to school.
Yesterday 8:00 am
Arlie Russell Hochschild journeys into the heart of Trump Country.
John B. Judis
September 20, 2016
How Journalism Can Mend Its Broken Relationship With Young People
If it doesn’t, everybody loses.
September 15, 2016
The Get Down
, Baz Luhrman’s fairy-tale remix of the birth of hip hop, offers a glimpse of the beginning of the end of US power.
September 12, 2016
John Berger: The Human, the Artist
The Seasons in Quincy
, we learn little about the former and attempts to celebrate the latter collapse into the elegiac.
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September 7, 2016
Antoine Volodine’s Army of Avatars
Is there any other writer whose work is as strange and hermetic and gloriously, painfully appropriate to the unparalleled shittiness of our times?
September 1, 2016
Notes From Many Years
Helen Gurley Brown’s ideas about women were often as retrograde as the ones she claimed to fight. Why is she still appealing?
August 29, 2016
Love in a Time of Capital: An Interview With Moira Weigel
The author of a new history of dating talks with
advice columnist Liza Featherstone.
August 8, 2016
A Tale of Two Pictures
Black Lives Matter resists definition and is full of contradictions, but that’s where its power lies.
August 4, 2016
Why White People Need to Talk About Racism Too
I’ve inadvertently ended many a conversation by bringing up the issue of race.
Zachary R. Wood