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.
Thursday, July 21 2016
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast gives comedians a chance to be honest and the audience a chance to laugh like hell.
Wednesday, July 20 2016
Less work, more pay, more leisure, guaranteed income -- We Want Everything sends a stirring reminder that these are not new demands.
Wednesday, July 13 2016
America's working poor exist in a shadow cast by the harsh light of prosperity. "Working Poor" speaks from those shadows, creates light within that space, and insists on being heard.
Unlikely Company’s talented ensemble finds both the humor and the melody in adult life, urging us to laugh at our own indulgent banality.
Friday, July 8 2016
Mark Zwonitzer's work offers a searing and sobering exploration of how America’s imperialist century opened: just as brutally as it would end.