I have been understandably busy with the end of a fun and challenging semester. So there are quite a few links that have built up.
Nuclear and Environment
William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, “US Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms.”
Robert Burns, “Air Force: Hagel Departure Won’t Slow Nuke Reforms.”
Barbara Starr, “Navy Investigation Under Way after Female Officers Filmed.”
Michael Kimmelman, “The Berlin Wall: A Microcosm of the World’s Chaotic Change.”
Arif Dirlik responds to Susan Buck-Morss’s “Democracy: An Unfinished Project” in “Twin Offspring of Empire, Neoliberalism and Neotraditionalism: Thoughts on Susan Buck-Morss, ‘Democracy: An Unfinished Project'” (excerpts).
US, Ferguson, Race
Eyder Peralta and Bill Chappell, “Ferguson Jury: No Charges for Officer in Michael Brown’s Death.”
Carly Schwartz and Christopher Mathias, “Protesters Shut Down Three New York City Bridges in Reaction to Ferguson Decision.”
Frank Rich, “In Conversation with Chris Rock.”
The Editorial Board of The New York Times, “A Search for Justice in the Eric Garner Case.”
Nicholas St. Fleur, “They Shouted ‘I Can’t Breathe.'”
David A. Banks on Anonymous, “Naming Nameless.”
David J. Gunkel and Billy Cripe, “Apocalypse Not, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machine.”
Timothy B. Lee, “American Broadband Is Better Than You Think.”
Literature and Culture
Michael Erard, “The New Work of Words.”
David Denby reviews Rosewater and Happy Valley, “No Laughing Matter.”
Nathan Altice, “The Lenses of Failure,” on Dark Souls II and Jesper Juul’s The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Videogames (2013).
Richard Hill, “‘Internet Freedom’: Digital Empire?” a review of Dan Schiller, Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis (2014).
David Haglund, “Jonathan Franzen’s Next Novel Is Called Purity.” Uh oh.
Andrea Battleground, “New Novel from Toni Morrison Coming in April.”
Rob Horning, “Selfies without the Self.”
Luke Karmali, “Gorgeous Non-Combat MMO Wander Coming to PS4 and PC.”
Philip Maciak, “Is Beyoncé the Future of Digital Cinema?”
boundary 2 Conference on “Poetry and Poetics”
Jonathan Arac, “Emily Dickinson and the Liberal Imagination.”
Paul A. Bové, “Wallace Stevens and the Confidence of the Imagination.”
Donald E. Pease, “Whitman’s Leaves and Embers.”