Everyone knows that feeling when a song—written by someone else in some other place or time—sees you so completely in the present. But how does that happen?
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
Companies like Uber and Airbnb rely on the exploitation of users and workers—and some investors are pushing back. Welcome to the “techlash.”
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
What could our internet have been?
Joni Mitchell’s brilliant art was always a product of artifice as much as it was of honesty.
Whatever things the humanities do well, it is beginning to look as if promoting themselves is not among them.
It doesn’t matter if they are innocent parents or 9/11 heroes: undocumented Americans have been villainized and brutalized by the United States.
Six months ago, the impeachment of President Trump failed. The fault doesn’t lie with Congress, but, instead, with the Constitution.
“These are not the stories that medicine necessarily wants us to tell, but that means it’s even doubly important that we try our best to track down these narratives.”
When the Trump presidency ends, and the toll of years of toxicity and mismanagement becomes clear, we are going to need some guidance.
To understand Silicon Valley, first examine the stories it tells about itself; just like, to understand the Victorian age, first read writers like Dickens and Dreiser.
“Flagged for deportation, I was hurtled into my own little nightmare, an absurdist take on all the immigration tragedies raging across the world.”
Academics are scrambling to fulfill the increasingly bureaucratic research measures of the neoliberal university.
Neoliberalism offers individuals an illusion of control over their lives. But what happens when uncertainty intrudes?
Can a pragmatic approach to free speech on campus produce more inclusive, and more educational, institutions?
Paper was never simply a writing surface, but a complicated substance that folded itself into the fabric of culture and consciousness.
Energy companies promise to “go green.” Yet they use the same forms of extractive capitalism that have destroyed the planet’s climate.
The Impossible™ burger does pollute less. But does this matter, in the face of capitalism’s continued control of the global food system?
What future does democracy have? What future should it have? And, moreover, can the problems of democracy be solved within the framework of democratic politics?