Nuclear and Environmental
Ross Andersen, “We’re Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction.”
Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, “On Extinction and Capitalism.”
Robert Macfarlane, “Generation Anthropocene.”
Rebecca Evans, “Weather Permitting.”
Fredric Jameson, “In Hyperspace.”
Michelle Moravec, “The Never-ending Night of Wikipedia’s Notable Woman Problem.”
Colleen Flaherty, “Streamlining Citations.”
Robinson Meyer, “How to Write a History of Videogame Warfare.”
Jed Whitaker, “New NES Emulator Displays Classic Games in 3D.”
And Lincoln Michael, “David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books.”
As part of an attempt to answer the question How is Trump Possible? (which someone should steal as the title of their book), I’ve gathered together a wide variety of explanations and related ephemera.
Lauren Berlant, “The Trumping of Politics.”
Glenn Greenwald, “The Rise of Trump Shows the Danger and Sham of Compelled Journalistic ‘Neutrality’ and “Donald Trump’s Policies Are Not Anathema to US Mainstream, but an Uncomfortable Reflection of It.”
Charles Simic, “Sticking to Our Guns.”
Robin James, “Hello from the Same Side.”
Amanda Taub, “The Rise of American Authoritarianism.”
Emma Lindsay, “Trump Supporters Aren’t Stupid.”
Patricia Lockwood, “Lost in Trumplandia.”
George Souvlis Maria-Christina Vogkli, “A New Electorate: Mike Davis on Clinton, Trump, and Sanders.”
And Tom O’Donnell, “Here’s Why I Am a Proud Godzilla Supporter.”
Economic and International
Thomas Piketty, “America’s Frightening Oligarchy.”
Literature and Culture
Jon Pareles, “Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57.”
Peter Coviello, “Is There God after Prince?”
Charles Curtis, “Just How Good Was Prince at Basketball?”
Poetry and Race in America, University of Pittsburgh Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.
Claudia Rankine, “Sound and Fury.”
Geoffrey Bennington, “Embarrassing Ourselves,” review of Of Grammatology, by Jacques Derrida, translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, introduction by Judith Butler.
Eli Thorkelson, review of Why There Is No Poststructuralism in France, by Johannes Angermuller.
Matthew Mullins, “Are We Postcritical?” review of The Limits of Critque, by Rita Felski.
David Golumbia, “Code Is Not Speech.”
The Great Concavity, a David Foster Wallace podcast.
John Jeremiah Sullivan, “David Foster Wallace’s Perfect Game.”
Mark Soderstrom, “Unequal Universes.”
Bruce Robbins, “Working on TV.”
Angie Cruz and Oindrila Mukherjee, editors, Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology.
Ben Woodard, “A Blood More Red, a Red So Deep.”
Jay Rachel Edidin, “One of the Original X-Men Is Gay.”
Ashaki M. Jackson, Surveillance.
George Sterling, “A Wine of Wizardry.”
Simon Parkin, “Hideo Kojima’s Mission Unlocked.”
Marta Bausells, “Why We Read: Authors and Readers on the Power of Literature.”
Black Ocean Press, “Designing the Tomaž Šalamun Series.”
Alia Al-Sabi, “Fan Mail: Taylor Baldwin.”
Butterbirds, Rugged Bug.
A profile of one of my amazing students: “Sarah Lane: The Gamechanger.”
Stephanie Roman, “Shadow of the Colossus: Ecology of Boss Fights.”
And in headlines you cannot make up, Helena Horton, “Microsoft Deletes ‘Teen Girl’ AI after It Became a Hitler-Loving Sex Robot within Twenty-Four Hours.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Andrew Hoberek, “Melissa Click and American Anger.”
Andrew Simmons, “Literature’s Emotional Lessons.”
James Doubek, “Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away.”
Laura McKenna, “The Ever Tightening Job Market for PhDs.”
Deborah Fallows, “Language as Art in Pittsburgh.”
Kate Giammarise, “Pittsburgh Residents Voice Affordable Housing Concerns.”