Nuclear and Environment
Saeed Kamali Dehghan, “Iranian Parliament Passes Bill Approving Nuclear Deal.”
McKenzie Wark, “The Capitalocene.”
Daniel Schlozman, “The Sanders Phenomenon.”
Nicola Twilley, “Meet the Martians.”
Tom Chmielewski, “After Intelligent Life Is Discovered.”
Ross Andersen, “The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy” (need I say “alien megastructures”?).
National Security State
Arjun Sethi, “Obama Misled the Public on Drones.”
And an old one: Mike Lofgren, “Anatomy of the Deep State.”
Alexander R. Galloway, “From Data to Information.”
Jacob Brogan, “The Shame of Finding Your Younger Self Online.”
Adrienne LaFrance, “Raiders of the Lost Web.”
Alison Gopnik, “No, Your Children Aren’t Becoming Digital Zombies.”
Literature and Culture
Dawn Lundy Martin, ed., “Dossier: On Race and Innovation,” a special issue of boundary 2.
Charles Stross, “21st Century: A Complaint.”
Park MacDougald, “The Darkness before the Right.”
Adam Kelly, “E. L. Doctorow’s Postmodernist Style.”
Barrett Brown, “Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels.”
Ira Wells, “Mr. Difficult Rejects His Title,” review of Purity, by Jonathan Franzen.
Wesley Morris, “The Year We Obsessed Over Identity.”
Richard Brody, “Postscript: Chantal Akerman.”
Dan Brooks, “Banksy and the Problem of Sarcastic Art.”
Alec Wilkinson, “Something Borrowed,” on Kenneth Goldsmith.
Alberto Comparini, “The Questionable Orthodoxy of Genres,” review of The Novel Essay, 1884-1947, by Stefano Ercolino.
Bill Capossere, “Purposeful Motion,” review of Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age, by Sven Birkerts.
Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide.
Mathieu Piccarreta, “French City Introduces ‘Short Story Dispensers’ In Public Areas.”
The Great Concavity, a new podcast on David Foster Wallace.
And Ian Bogost, “Egg McNothin’.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Audrey Watters, “The Functions of Education-Technology Criticism.”
Mary Ellen McIntire, “How One College Hopes to Reshape General Education.”
Jenna Lay, “Job-Market Advice–for Faculty.”
And I am Pseudonymous, “Dear Cornell University. . . .”
Marylynne Pitz, “Warhol Curator Quits after Five Months.”