Nuclear and Environmental
Thomas Powers, “Was It Right?”
Jonah Walters, “A Guide to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Attacks.”
Colin Wilson, “The Slaughter of Hiroshima.”
The New York Times, “Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Revives Debate Over the Atomic Bomb.”
Christian Appy, “The Indefensible Hiroshima Revisionism that Haunts America to This Day.”
Rebecca J. Rosen, “Rare Photo of the Mushroom Cloud Over Hiroshima Discovered in a Former Japanese Elementary School.”
Paul Ham, “The Bureaucrats Who Singled Out Hiroshima for Destruction.”
Alex Wellesrstein, “Nagasaki: The Last Bomb.”
Ward Wilson, “The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan. . . Stalin Did.”
Jonathan Soble, “Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Pass Their Stories to a New Generation.”
“Nuclear ‘Command And Control’: A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes,” an interview with Eric Schlosser.
Per Espen Stoknes, “The Great Grief: How To Cope with Losing Our World.”
Adrienne LaFrance, “Is Anywhere on Earth Safe from Climate Change?”
Eric Holthaus, “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here.”
Joanna Demers, Drone and Apocalypse: An Exhibit Catalog for the End of the World.
Politics and International
Robin Wright, “Obama on War and Peace.”
And Andy Borowitz, “Nation Worried That the Rest of the World Might See Debate.”
Patrick Jagoda, “Network Ambivalence.”
David Golumbia, “The Amazonization of Everything.”
Jenny Zhang, “New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections.”
Mark Freuenfelder, “British Library Releases Over a Million Public Domain Images.”
World’s Largest Natural Sound Archive Now Fully Digital and Fully Online.
Jeff Garzick, “StorJ and Bitcoin Autonomous Agents.”
Mark Sullivan, “Facebook Patents Technology to Help Lenders Discriminate Against Borrowers Based on Social Connections.”
All ten of August Wilson’s Plays until 26 August 2015.
Literature and Culture
Ian Bogost, “Don’t Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone.”
Clarice Lispector, “Love (‘Amor’)” (trans. Katrina Dodson).
Adam Fitzgerald, “An Interview with Fred Moten, Part 1.”
Anna Kornbluh, “Road to Nowhere,” review Cartographies of the Absolute, by Alberto Toscano and Jeff Kinkle.
Richard Lea, “Science Fiction: The Realism of the 21st Century.”
Peter Bebergal, “Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction.”
Lucas Thompson, “David Foster Wallace and ‘Blurbspeak.'”
Scott Meslow, “When Does a Tribute Become a Betrayal? Grappling with the David Foster Wallace Movie The End of the Tour.”
Chauncey DeVega, “America Is a Neoliberal Horror Movie: Why They Live Is the Perfect Film for our Depraved Times.”
Sam Tanenhaus, “Sex, Lies, and the Internet: Jonathan Franzen’s Reckoning with His Literary Inheritance.”
Elliot Murphy, “Always a Lighthouse: Video Games and Radical Politics.”
McKenzie Wark, “The Nothingness that Speaks French.”
Francis Thackeray, “Was William Shakespeare High When He Penned His Plays?”
Jonathan Alexander, “The Literacy Games: Summer Lessons About Media from YA Fiction.”
Helaine Olen, “Jon Stewart’s Book Club.”
John Koblin, “Jon Stewart, Sarcastic Critic of Politics and Media, Is Signing Off.”
Ennuigi: Nintendo for Pretentious Existentialists.
My students are interning with the National Book Foundation and doing interesting interviews:
“Interview With Kwame Dawes, Founding Director Of The African Poetry Book Fund, 2015.”
“Interview With Mark Hecker, Founder Of Reach Incorporated, Winner Of Innovations In Reading Prize, 2015.”
“Interview With Logan Smalley, Co-Founder Of Call Me Ishmael, 2015.”
Butterbirds, “Ragged Bag.”
And Jeremy Dyer has a great picture of Groundwork at King of the Monsters Fest 2015:
Humanities and Higher Education
Samuel Hazo, “Universities That Rely on Adjunct Professors Pursue Profit Over Academic Integrity.”
Daniel Ellington, “Management, “Leadership,” and Academic Work.”
Caitlin Flanagan, “That’s Not Funny!”
Keith M. Parsons, “Message to My Freshman Students.”
Robert Yune, “22 Indisputable Reasons Pittsburgh Is The Perfect City For Writers.”
Mifits: Time-Based Media and the Museum, Symposium, Carnegie Mellon Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 22-24 October 2015.