Black Lives Matter
Gina Cherelus, “How We Juneteenth.”
Mariame Kaba, “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police.”
R. H. Lossin, “In Defense of Destroying Property.”
b2o Review, “COVID-19 Dossier.”
Hortense J. Spillers, “Apocalypse Now and Then.”
Charles Bernstein, “Herd Immunity.”
Nathan L. Grant, “Horseman No. 5.”
The A-Line Editorial Staff, “Convergence 5: Apocalypse Now and Then.”
Adrian Parr, “Pandemic Urbanism.”
Hamilton Nolan, “There Is No Plan (For You).”
Muneeb Hafiz, “What is a Key Worker?”
James Fallows, “The Three Weeks That Changed Everything.”
Laura Barrón-López, Elena Schneider, and Alice Miranda Ollstein, “‘People Can’t Ignore It Anymore’: Across the country, Minorities Hit Hardest by Pandemic.”
Ian Bogost, “Revenge of the Suburbs.”
David Leonhardt, “It’s 2022. What Does Life Look Like?”
Paul Krugman, “America Drank away Its Children’s Future.”
And Sam Cohen, “There’s No Crying on Zoom.”
Apoorva Mandavilli, “The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, WHO Says.”
Daniela Hernandez, Sarah Toy, and Betsy McKay, “How Exactly Do You Catch COVID-19? There Is a Growing Consensus.”
James Hamblin, “Can AC Spread the Coronavirus?” (Yes.)
Tara Parker-Pope, “How Safe Are Outdoor Gatherings?”
Erin Biba, “How a Traumatized Nation Can Cope.”
Sharyn Alfonsi, “Flawed COVID-19 Antibody Tests Shipped without FDA Review.”
Christianna Silva, “Parties—Not Protests—Are Causing Spikes in Coronavirus.”
And Jean-Pierre Changeux, Zahir Amoura, Felix Rey, and Makoto Miyara, “A Nicotinic Hypothesis for Covid-19 with Preventive and Therapeutic Implications.”
Nuclear and Environmental
Lydia Millet, “American Individualism Is My Climate Fear.”
Daria Litvinova and Seth Borenstein, “The Arctic Is on Fire: Siberian Heat Wave Alarms Scientists.”
Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Thea Riofrancos, A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.
Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka, and Kendra Pierre-Louis, “The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.”
Politics and Economics
Frank Partnoy, “The Looming Bank Collapse.”
Andrea Long Chu, “The More Things Change,” review of Rodham, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Indi Samarajiva, “American Passports Are Worthless Now (Map).”
David Marchese, “Jon Stewart Is Back to Weigh In.”
And Gabrielle Bellot, “Freedom Means Can Rather than Should: What the Harper’s Open Letter Gets Wrong.”
Paul Krugman, “The Deadly Delusions of Mad King Donald.”
Jenny Stanton, “AOC Joins Hundreds of Twitter Users Claiming Teens on TikTok and K-Pop Fans Sabotaged Trump’s Tulsa Rally and Left Seats Empty by Reserving Thousands of Tickets with No Intention of Showing Up.”
Jeffrey Toobin, “The Roger Stone Case Shows Why Trump Is Worse than Nixon.”
Peggy Noonan, “The Week It Went South for Trump.”
Juliette Kayyem, “Trump Turns the US into an Outcast.”
Ian Bogost and Alexis C. Madrigal, “How Facebook Works for Trump.”
Jennifer Hansler and Brian Stelter, “‘Wednesday Night Massacre’ as Trump Appointee Takes Over at Global Media Agency.”
Dennis Overbye, “Seeking Dark Matter, They Detected Another Mystery.”
Leif Weatherby, “Data and the Task of the Humanities.”
Ed Simon, ed., The Anthology of Babel.
Emily Birnbaum, “Is It Time for a ‘Digital New Deal’ to Rein in Big Tech?”
And New York City’s Street Trees (thanks Dean).
Theory and Criticism
Davis Smith-Brecheisen, ed., “Realism Reevaluated,” special issue, Mediations.
Anna Kornbluh, “Climate Realism, Capitalist and Otherwise.”
Mathias Nilges, “Prolegomena: Prospective Realism in a Present without Future.”
Matthew Flisfeder, “Introduction: Reading Capitalist Realism, Ten Years On.”
Jodi Dean, “Capitalism is the End of the World.”
Benjamin Noys, “The Breakdown of Capitalist Realism.”
Leigh Claire La Berge, “‘Is There No Time?’ A Conversation with Mark Fisher.”
Dan Hassler-Forest, “Setting Fire to Wet Blankets: Radical Politics and Hollywood Franchises.”
Charlie Tyson, “The Professor of Gimmicks.”
Kai Heron, “Capitalist Catastrophism.”
Robert Ryan, “Reading Adorno,” review of Adorno’s Poetics of Form, by Josh Robinson.
Jessica Hurley, “Neoliberalism Then, Now, and Then Again,” review of Novel Shocks: Urban Renewal and the Origins of Neoliberalism, by Myka Tucker-Abramson.
Christian Thorne, “Immanuel Kant’s Manifesto for Dad Rock,” review of Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art under Capitalism, by Nicholas Brown.
Literature and Culture
Walidah Imarisha, Alexis Gumbs, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Adrienne Maree Brown, and Mia Mingus, “The Fictions and Futures of Transformative Justice.”
Rochelle Spencer, “Reading Black Futures.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, “Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in Da 5 Bloods.”
Lorrie Moore, “The Balletic Millennial Bedtimes of Normal People.”
Claire Connolly, “The Power of Literature in a Time of Plague.”
Kristen Bateman, “Academia Lives—on TikTok” (on Dark Academia).
Sam Carter, “Can a Novel Be Silent?”
Paul Elie, “How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor.”
Katie Lambright, “Doing More with Less: Marie Kondo at Work,” review of Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life, by Scott Sonenshein and Marie Kondo.
Karla Kelsey, ed., “Feminist Poetics of the Archive: A Forum.”
Karla Kelsey, “An Interview with Rachel Blau DuPlessis.”
Charles Bernstein, “Firewood/Foreword to Reading Experimental Writing, ed. Georgina Colby.”
Penteract Poetry Podcast, “Episode 09: James Knight (Chimera Launch).”
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Rachel Blau DuPlessis, “Dream Poem,” “ETZ / TZE,” and “A Series of Codas.”
Ben Lerner, “The Rose.”
Franz Kafka, “The Rescue Will Begin in Its Own Time.”
Jake Wolff, “My Father’s House.”
Adrienne Walser, Entertainer of the Year Runner Up.
BlaButler, Alice Knott.
James Knight, Chimera.
Ken Hunt, The Manhattan Project.
Humanities and Higher Education
The Chronicle Review, “The Great Reopening Debate.”
Pam Belluck, Apoorva Mandavilli, and Benedict Carey, “How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us.”
Lilah Burke, “More Infections from an Online Semester?”
John Warner, “Lurching Toward Fall, Disaster on the Horizon.”
Anemona Hartocollis, “Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors.”
Scott Ferguson, Benjamin Wilson, William Saas, and Maxximilian Seijo, “Overcoming COVID-19 Requires Rethinking University Finance.”
Dean O. Smith, “How University Finances Work in a Crisis.”
Sheldon Jacobson, “Op-ed: University Towns Poised to Become the Next COVID-19 Epicenters.”
Martin Woessner, “The Pedagogy of Rage: Teaching Working Students During a Pandemic.”
Adam Harris, “The Nightmare That Colleges Face This Fall.”
Bill Burger, “A Tale of Two Colleges.”
Anemona Hartocollis and Dan Levin, “As Students Put Off College, Anxious Universities Tap Wait Lists.”
Maggie Levantovskaya, “Faculty Are Not Cannon Fodder.”
Micahel S. Roth, “Higher Education Needs Antifascism Now.”
Richard Utz, “Against Adminspeak.”
Melinda Ciccocioppo, “A Word of Caution to Students about Outlier Courses.”
The Pitt News Editorial Board, “Fall Instruction Must Be Entirely Remote.”
Phillip Maciak, “Frog and Toad and Me.”
And Sally Miller and Julie Vick, “Would-You-Rathers for Parents during Quarantine.”
Brian X. Chen: “You’re Doomscrolling Again. Here’s How to Snap Out of It.”