Nuclear and Environmental
Deconstructed, “Will the US Ever Give Up Its Nukes?”
Will Steffen, et al, “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, “To Slow Down Climate Change, We Need to Take On Capitalism.”
Nathaniel Rich, “Losing the Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.”
Jonathon Porritt, Caroline Lucas, Clive Lewis, and others, “Climate Change Is Real: We Must Not Offer Credibility to Those Who Deny It.”
William Finnegan, “California Burning.”
Jean-Thomas Tremblay, “No More Nature: On Ecopoetics in the Anthropocene.”
Liz Koslov, “Let Us Now See Climate Change.”
Damian Carrington, “Humanity Has Wiped Out 60% of Animal Populations since 1970.”
And 106 years ago: “Coal Consumption Affecting Climate.”
Politics and Economics
David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Beuttner, “Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches from His Father.”
Dave Lindorff, “The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed.”
Adam Kotsko, “The Political Theology of Trump.”
Mark Tseng-Putterman, “A Century of US Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis.”
Richard Hill, “Too Big to Be,” review of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, by Tim Wu.
John Pat Leary, “Innovation and the Neoliberal Idioms of Development.”
Jonathan Basile, The Library of Babel.
Climate Home News, “‘Tsunami of Data’ Could Consume One Fifth of Global Electricity by 2025.”
Julie Cluck and Nick Barberio, “Deconstructing Derrida.”
David Golumbia, “We Don’t Know What ‘Personal Data’ Means.”
Alexander R. Galloway, “Tangled,” review of Network Aesthetics, by Patrick Jagoda.
The Editors of n+1, “The New Reading Environment.”
Zeynep Tufekci, “YouTube, the Great Radicalizer.”
Zachary Loeb, “All Watched Over by Machines,” review of Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet, by Yasha Levine.
Phillip Pantuso, “Visiting an Experimental, Do-It-Yourself Library in Brooklyn.”
Jonathan Watts and Dom Phillips, “Brazil National Museum Blaze in Rio Blamed on Austerity.”
R. Joshua Scannell, “Architectures of Managerial Triumphalism,” review of The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty, by Benjamin Bratton.
Brian Ashcraft, “This Isn’t a Photo of Japan, but a City Made in Minecraft.”
A Million Blue Pages. (On Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves.)
James A. Lindsay, Peter Boghossian, and Helen Pluckrose, “Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship.”
Greg Afinogenov, “Orthoxxed!: On ‘Sokal Squared.'”
Christian McCrea, “The Extremely Mad Professors.”
The Avital Ronell Affair
Lee Konstantinou, “Avital Ronell and the End of the Academic Star.”
Corey Robin, “The Unsexy Truth about the Avital Ronell Scandal.”
Andrea Long Chu, “I Worked with Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser.”
Marjorie Perloff, “What the Avital Ronell Affair Says about the State of the Profession.”
Theory and Criticism
Aaron Hanlon, “Postmodernism Didn’t Cause Trump. It Explains Him.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, “Dystopias Now.”
Claire Jarvis, et al., “Being a Woman in Public.”
Jasper Bernes, Joshua Clover, and Juliana Spahr, “Period Style and the Art of the Present.”
Alexander Beaumont and Adam Kelly, eds., “Freedom after Neoliberalism.”
Laura Copelin, Peyton Gardner, and Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects for Artists.
N. Katherine Hayles and Tony D. Sampson, “Unthought Meets the Assemblage Brain: A Dialogue.”
Lyn Hejinian, “Everything Is Imminent in Anything.”
David Golumbia, ed., “The Digital Turn.”
Mikkel Krause Frantzen, “Economic and Literary Speculations,” review of Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis, by Arne de Boever.
Robert T. Tally Jr., “Fredric Jameson’s Ruthless Critique of All That Exists.”
Wai Chee Dimock, “Editor’s Column–Historicism, Presentism, Futurism.”
Devin Griffiths, “Untimely Historicism.”
Sheila Liming, “You Can Read (and So Can This Computer),” review of Enumerations: Data and Literary Study, by Andrew Piper.
Merve Emre, “All Reproduction Is Assisted.”
Bruce Robbins, “The Novel and the Poor.”
Jonathan Arac, “Joseph Frank and the Untimeliness of Intelligence.”
Reza Negarestani, “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin (Reading Applied Ballardianism).”
Charles Bernstein, “Finding Cavell.”
Christopher Benfey, “Stanley Cavell, 1926-2018.”
Lindsay Waters, “Stanley Cavell, Philosopher Untamed.”
The Institute for World Literature, “Major French Literary Critic Pascale Casanova Dies at 59.”
Brian Massumi, “Occupy Surplus Value: Toward the Revaluation of Value.”
Sarah Brouillette, “Wageless Life.”
Jasper Bernes, “Communism Might Last a Million Years.”
Myka Tucker-Abramson, “Make Literary Criticism Great Again,” review of Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form, by David Alworth.
And Marx for Cats.
Literature and Culture
Emily Critchley and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, “#MeToo: A Poetry Collective.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, “House of Leaves: Pilot by XXXXXXXXXXXX.”
Claire Miye Stanford, “Speaking for the Trees: Richard Powers’s The Overstory.”
Everett Hamner, “Here’s to Unsuicide: An Interview with Richard Powers.”
Sheri-Marie Harrison, “New Black Gothic.”
Rachel Greenwald Smith, “My Struggle, vol. 6.”
Fredric Jameson, “Itemised,” review of My Struggle: The End, vol. 6, by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Dan Sinykin, “My Struggle, vol. 6.”
Sam Huber, “Poetry after Poetry: On Anne Boyer.”
Kyle Proehl, “Not Unpacking but Seeking,” review of A Handbook of Disappointed Fate, by Anne Boyer.
Tim Kreider, “But Who Is the Dreamer? Twin Peaks: The Return.”
Sumita Chakraborty, “The Trouble You Promised: Reading Tracy K. Smith.”
Tracy K. Smith, The Slowdown.
Lee Konstantinou, “Helen DeWitt, Hand to Mouth.”
Anna Iones, “Scroll+Assemble+Repair: Reading The Argonauts.”
John Ashbery, “Climate Correction.”
Wen Stephenson, “Carbon Ironies: William T. Vollmann on the Hot Dark Future.”
Andrea Long Chu, “No One Wants It,” review of She Wants It, Jill Soloway.
Jess Row, “What Are White Writers For?”
Clare Hayes-Brady, “Reading Your Problematic Fave” and Steve Paulson, “David Foster Wallace in the #MeToo Era: A Conversation with Clare Hayes-Brady.”
Claudia Dey, “Mothers as Makers of Death.”
Alex Miller, “In Defense of the Medium,” review of Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere, by Hillary Chute.
Patrick Thomas Henry, “Multiverse, Unlimited: Salvatore Pane’s The Theory of Almost Everything.”
David G. Schwartz, review of The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst, by Christopher A. Paul.
Dana Gioia, “The State of Poetry: Loud and Live.”
Faith Hill and Karen Yuan, “How Instagram Saved Poetry.”
Claire Fallon, “Instagram Poetry Is a Huckster’s Paradise.”
In Contrast, “Why Poetry: Matthew Zapruder.”
Kat Rosenfield, “Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst.”
Jeff VanderMeer, “The World Is Full of Monsters.”
Lee Konstantinou, “Burned-Over Territory.”
Claire Donato, “Punching Bag.”
Jonathan Moody, “Paranoid.”
Kristin George Bagdanov, “unfield.”
Mark Sussman, “A Season for Losing.”
Jake Wolff, The History of Living Forever.
And Beckett Mufson, “A Man Fell into a Massive, Fake-Looking Hole at an Art Museum.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz, “Student-Loan Leader at Consumer Watchdog Agency Resigns in Protest.”
Juliana Spahr, “Building a Betters (Socialist) MFA System.”
Mieke Bal, “Let’s Abolish the Peer-Review System.”
Rachel Mennies, “Less Than Certain: How to Teach Bewildering Poems.”
Benjamin Schmidt, “The Humanities Are in Crisis.”
Christopher Schaberg, “The Radical Notion of a Smartphone-Free Campus.”
Andrew Marzoni, “Academia Is a Cult.”
Ryan Boyd, “Students Want to Write Well; We Don’t Let Them,” review of Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities,” by John Warner.
Jeffrey J. Williams, “The Rise of the Promotional Intellectual.”
Stanley Fish, “Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities.”
And Michael Huemer, “What’s Wrong with Soliciting Letters of Recommendation?”
James Fallows, “The Worst of Our Country–And the Best.”
Greg Barnhisel, “When Terrorism Hits Home.”
Joy Katz, “In Squirrel Hill.”