Essays

The Kleist We Need

Heinrich von Kleist teaches how to resist heteronormativity, as well as how to imagine gender fluidity and a less restrictive masculinity.

Caught Mapping

The fires that are burning across Australia are changing this place, quite possibly forever, and with it our natural, social, cultural, and political narratives.

When’s the Beef?

In Terry Bisson’s 1991 sci-fi story, “They’re Made Out of Meat,” two characters discuss alien life-forms that have been attempting to make contact with their species. The conversation returns again ...

Make Allies, Break Empires

“Do you want to join the army, or do you want to go to jail?” This question—typically posed by a judge to a teenager charged with a petty crime—animated ...