Tag: Reprint

Carolyn Heilbrun Told You So

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.”

Pornography Porn

The explosion of porn signals the widespread uptake of questions of objectification, the politics of looking, and the relation between power and enjoyment.

Does Chernobyl Still Matter?

Since it first announced electricity “too cheap to meter,” in the 1950s, the nuclear industry has promised bountiful futures powered by a peaceful—and safe—atom ...

Whose Life?

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, by the philosopher Martin Hägglund, who teaches at Yale, is a book anyone committed to public-facing scholarship ought to take note of. This is all the ...

Power, Poison, Pain, and Joy

Sitting atop a police car beneath an oversized American flag, Kendrick Lamar opened the 2015 BET awards with his single “Alright.” “We hate the po-po ...

Afterlife of the Troubles

In December 1972, 38-year-old Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, was abducted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), never to be seen alive by her children again. Her remains weren’t ...