As technologies of quantification and video capture grow more sophisticated, is baseball changing? Do those changes have moral implications?
Storytelling like that of Ursula K. Le Guin or Hayao Miyazaki reveals how real-world politics is similarly an act of collective “world building.”
St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
What should climate-change writing be? What is its ambition as it moves forward?
What to do with Confederate statues in the US South? Martinique didn’t just destroy its colonial-era statues—it rebuilt them into something else.
Outside elite institutions, queer studies has the potential to go hand in hand with broader struggles of racial and economic justice.
The US imperialist wars in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan grew from US wars against Indigenous people in the 19th century.
The Anthropocene has long been discussed in terms of hard science. What do the humanities have to teach about this human age?
Environmental wisdom can arise from being a better reader.
Millions of items looted from Africa during the colonial era remain housed in private collections and museums around the world.
“How might scientific storytelling, or stories of science, shape the struggle for liberation?”
The Death of Nature wrote a new narrative of science that explored the costs of modernity for nature and humankind.
Think about your favorite book. Now ask yourself: Would you admit this to others? Most would share—but literature professors are not most people.
Critical examinations of the internet too often focus on the successes and failures of corporate leaders, rather than on the real constituents of online communities.
Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani reveals the dirty underside of bourgeois domesticity. Is her taboo breaking worthy of praise?
What does “merit” mean in a context—like India—where caste pervades public life?
Human bodies in deep water feel nature’s power and our own relative weakness. As seas rise, we should heed the swimmers.
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
A palliative-care physician’s memoir foregrounds the affective aspects of attending to patients as an avenue to political activism.
Today we know that, just as Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson predicted, economic elites will never relinquish supreme power easily.