The humanities have a replication crisis of monumental proportions: so many theories have never been adequately tested or validated.
Today, trade and globalization often reinforce the incentives for coercion and violence. But what might the history of India reveal about the economic conditions of toleration?
Making food joyful—even while educating on food insecurity—is a tall order for a children’s show. But Waffles + Mochi is a show like no other.
If memory is an unreliable narrator, how can it be the medium through which we arrive at the truth about ourselves?
How might we learn resilience, care and community in the face of crisis–climate, political, cultural, economic or otherwise?
White supremacy tells us we do not belong, but we do have a place in history.
Annotations isn’t a book you read for the plot. It’s more of a “Notes toward...” that remains just that: always towards, never quite arriving.
An educated public grew out of freedom, W. E. B. Du Bois claimed. And education was also freedom’s surest protector.
At its core, noir is a feeling: realizing one’s own helplessness, when faced with the vast networks of power that control everyday life.
A behind-the-scenes look at what Public Books editors and staff have been reading this month.
Two memoirs trenchantly critique the ways in which France has framed sexual consent, legally and culturally, since the 1970s.
The revelrous, rebellious writing of Hejinian—arguably our foremost poet-critic—works against our sense of psychological and political isolation.
Do we want a university built around managers and cops, or around students and their teachers?
Despite using a pseudonym, Ferrante has made clear how readers should understand her work. Should critics listen?
Since its beginnings, skateboarding has always been multicultural—and always provided ways to resist rigid US norms and borders.
With decades of creativity—that ended with World War I—Vienna jolted Western art and culture forward into high modernity. But how?
Digital tech cannot stop climate change merely by “greening” individual consumption.
To work as a translator is to encounter a text with an active desire in mind, a desire that both constitutes and modifies the way that text is experienced.
Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
Benzion Netanyahu—father of the former prime minister—is not the protagonist; rather, it is his scholarship and the practice of history itself.