"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
Digital health is solidifying the divide between those whose health is valued and those whose health is ignored.
As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
Disease has never been merely a biological phenomenon. Instead, all illnesses—including COVID-19—are social problems for humans to solve.
What does “merit” mean in a context—like India—where caste pervades public life?
In lockdown, one shop asked for people to submit comics of “a utopian world after we survive this moment.” Hundreds around the world answered.
Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Season makes other authors’ moral delicacy look like condescension.
What histories do we inherit? In the current crisis of Brexit—which points to larger global shifts toward nationalism and xenophobia—there is no more urgent a ...
Fitting chaos into form is what genre was made for. But what does it mean for our literature—let alone our society—when reality suddenly turns wolfishly against ...
Aging Americans are cared for by family members or low-paid nurses. Both lack support for their necessary work, which COVID-19 has only made harder.
What could our internet have been?
“The reality of border policy, when you get down in the weeds, is that there is this huge spectrum of individuals who are implicated.”[n
The late literary scholar hoped the writings of older feminists in the academy would help younger women “name their anger and find companionship in enduring it.”
A Columbia University course serving formerly incarcerated men and women is grounded in an understanding of the powerful meliorative effects of education.
Joni Mitchell’s brilliant art was always a product of artifice as much as it was of honesty.
What makes cats so useful as an alphabet for the literature of the web?
Freedom has always been arbitrary in a world, then and now, when the practice of capitalism requires the ongoing erosion of even the most basic rights.
The explosion of porn signals the widespread uptake of questions of objectification, the politics of looking, and the relation between power and enjoyment.
Whatever things the humanities do well, it is beginning to look as if promoting themselves is not among them.
Rather than try to kill his literary parents, Eugenides embraces as many of them as possible.