These links are coming a day late, but as anticipated, it has been a very busy semester.
Nuclear and Environmental
Lizzie Wade, “Earth in 10,000 Years.”
John Metcalfe, “Imagining the Most Catastrophic Climate Future Ever.”
Steven Vogel, “Environmental Ethics in a Postnatural World.”
Laurence Topham , Alok Jha and Will Franklin, “Building the Bomb.”
Ross Andersen, “Watching Nuclear War From Across the Galaxy.”
US and National Security State
Sy Hersh, “Evil but Stupid.”
Adrienne LaFrance, “Water Is Flowing on Mars.”
Rose Eveleth, “Introducing the Archive Corps.”
Colin Coopman, “The Algorithm and the Watchtower.”
Zachary Loeb, “The Social Construction of Acceleration,” review of Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, by Judy Wajcman.
Miya Tokumitsu, “The Politics of the Curation Craze.”
Margarita Noriega, “The Map of Literature.”
And an old one: Grant Brunner, “Programmer Creates 800,000 Books Algorithmically, Starts Selling Them on Amazon.”
Literature and Culture
N. Katherine Hayles, “Searching for Purpose,” review of Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson, and Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Fredric Jameson, “In Hyperspace,” review of Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative, by David Wittenberg.
Ian Bogost, “In the Habit,” review of Gamelife, by Michael W. Clune.
Alexander R. Galloway, “Assessing the Legacy of That Thing That Happened After Poststructuralism” and “From Data to Information.”
Bruce Robbins, “Working on TV.”
Anjali Vaidya, “The Final Installment of the Ibis Trilogy,” review of Flood of Fire, by Amitav Ghosh.
Laila Lalami, review of Flood of Fire, by Amitav Ghosh.
Mark Goble, “Good Literary Criticism: On the Crisis of Man,” review of The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America 1933-1972, by Mark Greif.
Brian Spears, “Yellowface in Poetry.”
Jenny Zhang, “They Pretend To Be Us While Pretending We Don’t Exist.”
Aaron Bady, “Best American Poetry Pseudonyms.”
Teju Cole, “Migrants Welcome.”
John Beck, “Beneath the Soviets the Beach,” review of Molecular Red, by McKenzie Wark.
Janet Maslin, “The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr, Is a Veteran’s Guide.”
Amanda Fortini, “Interview: Mary Karr, The Art of Memoir, no. 1.”
Morten Høi Jensen, “Me, Myself, and Hitler,” review of My Struggle, Book Five, by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Rhys Williams, “Wake Up and Smell the Weird,” review of Three Moments of an Explosion, by China Miéville.
Eleanor Goodman, “Letter from Shanghai.”
Andrew Broaks, “Do You Miss the Future? Mark Fisher Interviewed.
Urmila Seshagiri, “Biology, Destiny, Purity.”
David Haglund, “Mr. Robot and the Angry Young Man.”
Don DeLillo, Zero K (forthcoming).
David Orr, “The Most Misread Poem in America.”
Laura Miller, “David Foster Wallace and the Perils of ‘Litchat.'”
Phillip Maciak, “Original Programming: On Mr. Robot.”
De Witt Douglas Kilgore, “Envisioning Astroculture in the American Hemisphere,” review of Past Futures : Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas, by Sarah J. Montross.
Martin Woessner, “Fail Slow, Fail Hard,” review of Freedom to Fail: Heidegger’s Anarchy, by Peter Trawny.
George Gene Gustines, “Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel.”
Dan Piepenbring, “The Solar Anus.”
Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham, “Spygate to Deflategate: Inside What Split the NFL and Patriots Apart.”
Heidi Kemps, “Nintendo’s Forgotten Console.”
Grace Ambrose, “Reissue of the Week: Conflict.”
Patrick Jagoda, Network Aesthetics (pre-order).
Andrea K. Scott, “Triple Threat” (on Triple Canopy).
Julia Yu, “Goodnight Dune.”
And Jared Smith, “Taylor Swift: A Socratic Dialogue.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Megan Garber, “The Rise of ‘Quit Lit.'”
Colleen Flaherty, “Public Good-byes.”
Ian Bogost, “No One Cares that You Quit Your Job.”
David L. Ulin, “Read before You Speak.”
Adrienne LaFrance, “Millennials Are Outreading Older Generations.”
Henry Veggian, “Adjunct Professors and the Myth of Prestige.”
Simon During, “Stop Hyping Academic Freedom.”
And the 2015-2016 academic year is “The Year of the Humanities” at the University of Pittsburgh.