Friday, October 21 2016
Can markets be separated from capitalism? From money? From the disenfranchising effects of equating social power with money?
Wednesday, October 19 2016
Four recent releases demonstrate the stylistic range and power of jazz that isn't hemmed in by chords.
Tuesday, October 18 2016
Harry Belafonte's life and work looms large over this moment, when artists of color are exercising their activist voices.
Friday, October 7 2016
The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.
Wednesday, October 5 2016
LGBT+ comedians are enjoying enough success to offset the barrage of gay jokes that seek to demean. They have Paul Lynde and Jack "Moms" Mabley to thank.
Friday, September 30 2016
Melancholy, in its deepest truth, is not bereft of hope but rather relies upon it.
Thursday, September 29 2016
Sybille Bedford's account of her remarkable year in Mexico is the perfect introduction to one of the 20th century's most remarkable writers.
Wednesday, September 14 2016
Anonymity turns restaurant critics into some kind of stealthy ninja with a distant or even adversarial stance, and this benefits no one.
Tuesday, September 13 2016
Simone Manuel’s winning a gold medal in this particular Olympic swimming event in this particular summer gave the especially besieged among us a chance to take a break from the siege.
Friday, September 9 2016
It’s difficult to imagine today’s neoliberal universities producing anything remotely like critical theory, or even a school of thought that substantively challenges prevailing intellectual paradigms.
Friday, September 2 2016
Today's equivalent to the Paris Commune is a New York in which Zucotti Park did not merely occupy Wall Street but burned it to the ground, hung the bankers, and opened the borders.
Tuesday, August 16 2016
The Olympic Games have been avid partners with society’s reactionaries: patriarchal men, white colonial elites, fascist politicians, and now neoliberal corporations.
Friday, August 12 2016
Let's not be afraid to entrust more chefs with curating our meals.
Thursday, August 11 2016
If the most constructive thing one can offer after a national tragedy is prayer, perhaps one's calling is the ministry and not politics.
Tuesday, August 9 2016
Michael Moore calls for humorists everywhere to satirize Donald Trump, but what if our best satire simply cannot (yes, we'll say it) "trump" reality?
Monday, August 8 2016
How a song by Protomartyr keeps taking on new meaning in the age of Donald Trump.
Friday, August 5 2016
Chuck Klosterman’s new book succeeds by failing spectacularly.
Tuesday, August 2 2016
To a post-apocalyptic population, merely explaining scientific and technological facts about our situation won't help. We'll need a guidebook.
Tuesday, July 26 2016
Philosophers at Table declares Cartesian dichotomies the ruin of food, with delicious results.
Friday, July 22 2016
In this world, truth cannot be known in its fullness. We only get distorted images and fragments of the whole.