Nuclear and Environment
Margaret Atwood, “It’s Not Climate Change–It’s Everything Change.”
Eric Schlosser, “Why Hiroshima Matters Now More than Ever.”
Ian Buruma, review of Nagasaki: Life after Nuclear War, by Susan Southard.
James Barron, “A Manhattan Project Veteran Had a Unique View of Atomic Bomb Work.”
Lydia Millet, “Save the Elephant.”
Heather Murphy, “Comparing Two ‘Blue Marble’ Photos of Earth.”
Henry A. Giroux, “The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland.”
Jake Halpern, “The Cop.”
Molly Ball, “There’s Something about Bernie.”
Javier Zarracina and Andrew Prokop, “The Vast Differences in Presidential Fundraising, in One Striking Graphic.”
National Security State and International
Jenna McLaughlin, “NSA Will Destroy Archived Metadata When Program Stops.”
Anonymous, “The Mystery of ISIS.”
Andrew Rice, “The Reckless Plot to Overthrow Africa’s Most Absurd Dictator.”
Patricia Cohen, “A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared.”
Moira Weigel, “Fitted: Activity Trackers Train Users to Love Lives that Are All Work.”
“Vatican Library Puts 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free.”
Sloane Crosley, “It’s the End of the World as She Knows It.”
Seb Franklin, Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic.
Alexander Provan, “Don’t You Want to Have a Body?” And Existor.
“NYU’s Fales Library Acquires Triple Canopy Archive.”
Literature and Culture
A. O. Scott, “The End of the Tour Offers a Tale of Two Davids.”
Anna Schechtman, “David Foster Wallace’s Closed Circuit,” review of The End of the Tour.
Cara Buckley, “Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour.”
Daniel Roberts, “The Democratization of David Foster Wallace: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cult of Dave.”
Kyle Smith, “The End of the Tour Is the Best Movie You’ll See This Summer.”
Mike Powell, “The ‘Real’ DFW: Three Visions of David Foster Wallace.”
David Corn, “E. L. Doctorow and the Doorman Who Didn’t Exist.”
William T. Vollmann, “By the Book.”
Jane Smiley, review of The Dying Grass, by William T. Vollmann.
Timothy Morton, “Rock Your World (Or, Theory Class Needs an Upgrade.”
Haruki Murakami, “The Moment I Became a Novelist.”
Miri Davidson, “An Interview with Alain Badiou.”
Ilan Stavans, “Jodorowsky on God, Anti-Semitism, and the Uses of Poetry.”
Ben Parker, “The Moments of Realism,” review of Antinomies of Realism, by Fredric Jameson.
Hunter Dukes, “In an Empire of the Dead,” review of Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman, by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.
Jason McBride, “The Last Days of Kathy Acker.”
Casey Michael Henry, “Et Tu, Too?: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ and the Revival of Black Postmodernism.”
Benjamin Moser, “The True Glamour of Clarice Lispector.”
Liz Janssen, “Uses of Displeasure: Literary Value and Affective Disgust.” (On Samuel R. Delany’s Hogg.)
Sarah Begley, “Newly Discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published.”
David Lehman, “A. R. Ammons, The Art of Poetry no. 73.”
Glen Rover, “Uptown/Downtown,” review of Words Without Music: A Memoir, by Philip Glass.
“Marvel’s Anti-Capitalist Crusade,” On the Media. (For my own engagement with Marvel and capital, see my “‘Eternal, Shiny, and Chrome’: The Fabulous Capitalist Megadisasters of the 2010s.”)
Suzanne Berne, “Chasing the Writer,” review of Virginia Woolf: A Portrait, by Viviane Forrester.
Zoe Williams, “A Century Later, Why Do We Still Knell at the Shrine of the Bloomsbury Set?”
Bea Malsky, “Managing Hearts with Kim and Flo: Casual Games Mirror Women’s Work, Teaching Their Players That Affective Labor Counts.”
Jan Hoffman, “Cool at 13, Adrift at 23.”
Sarah Nicole Prickett, “Is Taylor Swift a Feminist?”
Sharon Chang, “How Ex Machina Abuses Women of Color and Nobody Cares Cause It’s Smart.”
Liz Ryerson, “The Other Side of Braid.”
“Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, and Grace Jones To Star in Gutterdämmerung, ‘The Loudest Silent Movie on Earth!‘”
“NASA Posts ‘Golden Record’ on Soundcloud.”
R. A. Villanueva, “Mass.”
And Radiohead’s “Creep,” Postmodern Jukebox.
Humanities and Higher Education
“A World Where Educators Are More Valued Than Athletes,” Key and Peele.
Michael Stratford, “Debt Protesters Target Aid Officers.”
Christopher Newfield, “Time for a New Strategy.”
Marilyn Miller, “Book Closed on University of Akron Press as Millions in Expenses Trimmed.”
“Akron Layoffs Include Everyone at University Press.”
Andrew Mytelka, “Blackboard Is for Sale in Auction That Might Draw $3-Billion Bids.” Does this mean they’ll make software that works and is useful?