I’m looking forward to a lot of exciting projects this summer, including some reviews, an interview, essays, and finishing the book. Like years past, I’ll be spending most of my days in front of the computer, I imagine, so you can expect many more links in the months to come. To start off:
Who knew there was such a thing?: The National Atomic Testing Museum.
Economics and Politics
Kevin Young and Dianna C. Sierra Becerra, “Hillary Clinton’s Empowerment.”
David A. Graham, “Too Late to Be President.”
Noam Chomsky, “The Crimes of Others.”
Connor Kilpatrick, “Let Them Eat Privilege.”
Nicole Aschoff, “The Free-Market Fantasy.”
Keith A. Spencer, “Fear of a Capitalist Planet.”
Literature and Culture
M. H. Abrams (1912-2015): “One of the Greatest Professors in Cornell History Has Died.”
Günter Grass (1927-2015), “How I Spent the War.”
Adam Thirlwell, “It’s Still a Scandal!” review of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s “Ulysses”, by Kevin Birmingham.
Hamilton Nolan, “Why [Gawker has] Decided to Organize.”
Cecilia Capuzzi Simon, “Why Writers Love to Hate the MFA.”
Zachary Loeb, “A Dark, Warped Reflection,” review of Black Mirror.
Jacob Krell, “The Trouble with Clint” (Eastwood).
David L. Ulin, “California and the Literature of Water.”
Quinn Lester, “St. Cthulu in the Anthroposcene [sic].”
Rosie Clarke, “The Parody of Sovereignty,” review of Headless, by K. D. (Triple Canopy, Sternberg Press and Tensta Konsthall, 2015). (I guess my friend Alexander Provan is perhaps “more” than the book’s mere publisher.)
Jonathan Moody, “Aubade (The Son Rising).”
Ryan Pierson, “Don Hertzfeldt, Digital Kitsch, the Apocalypse.”
And one of my graduating seniors just published a story: Monique Briones, “Kids These Days.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Scott McLemee, “Eco’s Echoes,” review of How to Write a Thesis, by Umberto Eco.
Chuck Ryback, “UW Struggle: Real People Edition.”
Brandon Busteed, “College Is Worth It If You Have These Six Experiences.”
Charlie Post, “We’re All Precarious Now.”