It has been a very busy past few months, and my links have suffered. But spring break has provided some lovely, unencumbered time, so here are many, many links (futilely) attempting to catch up with what’s been happening in the world. (In the interest of space, I’ve also passed over some of the more visible recent stories.)
Nuclear and Environmental
Paul Krugman, “Republicans’ Climate Change Denial Denial.”
Democracy Now, “Naomi Klein on Paris Summit: Leaders’ Inaction on Climate Crisis Is ‘Violence” Against the Planet.”
Adrienne LaFrance, “The Chilling Regularity of Mass Extinctions.”
Isabelle Stengers, In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism.
Sebastian Anthony, “Scientists Discover an Ocean 400 Miles Beneath Our Feet that Could Fill Our Oceans Three Times Over.”
Kylie Mohr, “Apocalypse Chow: We Tried Televangelist Jim Bakker’s ‘Survival Food.'”
Alex Trembath, “Are You and Upwinger or a Downwinger?”
Eric Bradner, “Newly Released Documents Reveal US Cold War Nuclear Target List.”
Brad Plummer has an interview with author of The Sixth Extinction Event, Elizabeth Kolbert (who was also on The Daily Show the other night) at The Washington Post.
“The NSA and Climate Change: What We Know So Far,” by Joshua Eaton.
“How Iowa Flattened Literature,” or rather, the CIA and the Writer’s Workshop.
NASA is going to turn the moon into computronium, ur, I mean give licenses to mine it.
David Foster Wallace’s letter to his editor.
Dragonlance should be the next fantasy movie franchise. I agree, esp. if it means they make the Legends series into films.
A new anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction, Wastelands 2, edited by John Joseph Adams.
A pretty scathing review of Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament (2014) that actually makes me want to see it more.
And a book I had an essay appear in last year, The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World, was just selected as one of Zer0 Books‘ best books of 2013.