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.
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.”
Patricia Cohen, “A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared.”
Sloane Crosley, “It’s the End of the World as She Knows It.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Jan Hoffman, “Cool at 13, Adrift at 23.”
Sarah Nicole Prickett, “Is Taylor Swift a Feminist?”
Liz Ryerson, “The Other Side of Braid.”
R. A. Villanueva, “Mass.”
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.”
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?