National Security State
Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, “Key Parts of Patriot Act Expire Temporarily as Senate Moves Toward Limits on Spying.”
Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, “Senate to Take Up Spy Bill as Parts of Patriot Act Expire.”
Sam Gindin, “Is Another Crisis Looming?”
Tristan Rayner, “The Blackest Material in the World Is Very Weird to Look at.”
John Whitaker, “Protecting Priceless Art from Natural Disasters.”
Literature and Culture
Jean-Paul Sartre, “Americans and Their Myths.”
McKenzie Wark, “Fury Road.”
Obrad Savić interviews Stathis Gourgouris, “Dream Nation and the Phantasm of Europe, Part I.”
Walter Benn Michales, “Fifty Shades of Libertarian Love.”
Tom LeClair, review of The Familiar, by Mark Z. Danielewski.
Cynthia Ozick, review of The Daemon Knows, by Harold Bloom.
Warren Ellis, “The Future Is a Confidence Trick.”
Robin Wasserman, “The Art of Ressurection,” review of Montage of Heck.
Jim Hinch, “Forty Years’ War.”
Thomas Crowley, “John Oliver Should Be More Like Mad Max.”
Christopher Orr, “In Tomorrowland, the End of the World Is Disneyfied.”
Rachel Laudan, “A Plea for Culinary Modernism.”
Colin MacCabe, “Cannes Dispatch: Son of Saul.”
Abraham Riesman, “The Secret History of Ultimate Marvel.”
David Foster Wallace’s “Host” gets a digital makeover.
And Sam Cohen, “Sideline Poetry.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Rebecca Schuman, “College Students Are Not Customers.”
Laura McKenna, “The Cost of an Adjunct.”