Nuclear and Environmental
Robin Bravender, “Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition.”
Ian Johnston, “Climate Change May Be Escalating So Fast It Could Be ‘Game Over,’ Scientists Warn.”
Oliver Milman, “Donald Trump Presidency a ‘Disaster for the Planet,’ Warn Climate Scientists.”
Coral Davenport, “Donald Trump Could Put Climate Change on Course for ‘Danger Zone.'”
Noam Chomsky, “The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History.”
Generation Anthropocene, “An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson.”
xkcd, “A Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature.”
Douglas Fox, “Scientists Are Watching in Horror as Ice Collapses.”
And Avery Thompson, “Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol.”
Masha Gessen, “Autocracy: Rules for Survival.”
George Saunders, “Who Are All These Trump Supporters?”
Jane Mayer, “Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All.”
Noam Chomsky, “Whether the Rise of Trump Resembles the Rise of Fascism in 1930s Germany.”
Jeet Heer, “The GOP Is the Party of Death.”
Kenneth Goldsmith, “The Case for Plagiarism.” On Melania Trump’s RNC Speech.
R. Scott Rasnic, “Yes, It Was Plagiarism.”
Editorial Board of The Washington Post, “Donald Trump Is a Unique Threat to American Democracy.”
Laurie Penny, “American Horror Story.”
Teju Cole, “Fable.”
Lauren Berlant, “Trump, or Political Emotions.”
Clary Shirky, “There’s No Such Thing as a Protest Vote.”
Editorial Board of The New York Times, “Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President.”
Scholars and Writers for America: Statement of Unity (compare to Professor Watchlist).
This American Life, “Seriously?”
Filip Balunovic, “Fredric Jameson: People Are Saying ‘This Is a New Fascism’ and My Answer Is – Not Yet!”
John Halle and Noam Chomsky, “An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting).”
The New York Times, “What Happened On Election Day,” including Paul Krugman, “Our Unknown Country.”
Thomas Frank, “Donald Trump Is Moving to the White House, and Liberals Put Him There.”
Jerome Rothenberg, “A Poem for the Cruel Majority.”
Bernie Sanders, “Democrats Need to Wake Up.”
Slavoj Žižek, “Clinton, Trump, and the Left’s Dilemma.”
Mike Davis, “The Undead.”
Toni Morrison, “No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear.”
Editorial board of The Guardian, “A Dark Day for the World.”
Editors of The New Inquiry, “Say It with Us: FUCK.”
Kevin Draper, “Gregg Popovich Blasts Donald Trump’s Election In Lengthy Monologue: ‘We Are Rome.'”
Teju Cole, “A Time for Refusal.”
Naomi Klein, “It Was the Democrats’ Embrace of Neoliberalism That Won It for Trump.”
Editors of Salvage, “Saturn Devours His Young: President Trump.”
Benjamin Kunkel, “Sweet ’16: Notes on the US Election.”
Cornel West, “Goodbye, American Neoliberalism. A New Era Is Here.”
Jürgen Habermas, “For A Democratic Polarisation: How To Pull The Ground from Under Right-Wing Populism.”
Thomas Piketty, “We Must Rethink Globalization, or Trumpism Will Prevail.”
Mike Davis, “Not a Revolution–Yet.”
Bruno Latour, “Two Bubbles of Unrealism: Learning From the Tragedy of Trump.”
John Wagner Givens, “Trump’s Victory Shows that the West is Emulating China.”
Editors of The New York Times, “The Donald Trump Interview: Full Transcript.”
Barbara Kingsolver, “Trump Changed Everything. Now Everything Counts.”
And Donald J. Trump, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
The Movement for Black Lives, “Platform.”
“The Counted: People Killed by Police in the US.”
The Editors of n+1, “Black Lives Matter: Further Reading and Resources.”
Claire Fallon, “Terrance Hayes Gives Stirring Speech On Race And Poetry At National Book Awards.”
George Yancy and Judith Butler, “What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’?”
Bruce Robbins, “A Starting Point for Politics: The Radical Life and Times of Stuart Hall.”
Laura Ciolkowski, “Rape Culture Syllabus.”
Scott Eric Kaufman, “Anatomy of An Iconic Image: How this Photograph of a Protester in Baton Rouge Could Come to Symbolize a Movement.”
Assad Haider, “Passing for Politics.”
Kirin Wachter-Grene, “A Conversation with Ariane Cruz.”
Carolyn Kellogg, “Poet Claudia Rankine Says of Her MacArthur, ‘the prize is being given to the subject’ of race in America.'”
National Security State and International
Scott Anderson, “Fractured Land: How the Arab World Came Apart.”
Owen Bowcott, “Fifteen Secret Warrants in Force Granting Bulk Data Collection in UK.”
David Golumbia, “‘Neoliberalism’ Has Two Meanings.”
David Harvey, “Neoliberalism Is a Political Project.”
George Monbiot, “Neoliberalism: The Ideology at the Root of All of Our Problems.”
Chris Nealon, “Is There Life after Capitalism?” review of Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, by Paul Mason.
Suzanne Helburn, “Rethinking Piketty: Critique of the Critiques” (a work in progress).
Malcolm Harris, “Lego Marx: What Is the Left Again?”
Ben Tarnoff, “Life after Capitalism,” review of Four Futures, by Peter Frase.
Dana Goodyear, “A Monument to Outlast Humanity.”
Jonathan Basile, “Putting Borges’s Infinite Library On the Internet.”
Sonia Weiser, “Should Prince’s Tweets Be in a Museum?”
Cait Etherington, “Life Behind the Stacks: The Secret Apartments of New York Libraries.”
Jentery Sayers, “Minimal Definitions.”
Nicholas Carr, “You Are Your Phone.”
Geoff Manaugh, “Archaeologists Are Spotting Ancient Ruins in Cold War Spy Photos.”
Mazin Sidahmed, “Dennis Cooper Fears Censorship as Google Erases Blog without Warning.”
Rick Seltzer, “The Librarian’s Bequest.”
Dallas Liddle, “Why I Hate the New MLA Handbook.”
Avery Hartmans, “Tech Billionaires Are Asking Scientists for Help Breaking Humans Out of the Computer Simulation They Think They Might Be Trapped In.”
And Kenneth Goldsmith, “Go Ahead: Waste Time on the Internet.”
Criticism and Theory
Nico Baumbach, Damon R. Young, and Genevieve Yue, “Revisiting Postmodernism: An Interview with Fredric Jameson.”
Nicholas Dames, “Criticism in the Twilight.”
Amy Hungerford, “On Not Reading.”
Tom LeClair, review of Making Literature Now, by Amy Hungerford.
Louis Menand, “Cultural Criticism and the Way We Live Now.”
“The Cultural Logic of Contemporary Capitalism,” special issue, Social Text.
Unpacking Derrida’s Library.
Gerry Canavan, “Doktorvater,” review of Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism, by Robert T. Tally, Jr., and Periodizing Jameson: Dialectics, the University, and the Desire for Narrative, by Phillip E. Wegner.
Terry Eagleton, “What’s Next after Postmodernism?”
“Manifesto of the V21 Collective.”
Anna Kornbluh and Benjamin Morgan, “Introduction: Presentism, Form, and the Future of History.”
V21 special issue of b2o: An Online Journal.
Bruce Robins, “On the Non-Representation of Atrocity.”
Anthony Lioi, “Accessing the Network Imaginary,” review of Network Aesthetics, by Patrick Jagoda.
Mary Pappalardo, “The Network Imaginary,” review of Network Aesthetics, by Patrick Jagoda.
J. Hillis Miller, Literature Matters.
David Golumbia, The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism.
Melissa Dinsman, “The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with David Golumbia.
Jason Gladstone, Andrew Hoberek, and Daniel Worden, Postmodernism/Postwar–And After.
Kenneth Goldsmith, Uncreative Writing.
Lee Konstantinou, “The Hangman of Critique,” review of The Limits of Critique, by Rita Felski.
Fred Turner, “On Accelerationism.”
Brandon Kreitler, “Like a Poem: On Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry.”
Becca Rothfeld, “Damned Poetry: On Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry.”
Stephen M. Llano, “The Hatred of Poetry; The Hatred of Rhetoric?”
To the Best of Our Knowledge Podcast, “Critical Intimacy: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak,” also with Gregory Jones-Katz.
Steve Paulson, “Critical Intimacy: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.”
Gregory Jones-Katz, “Deconstruction: An American Tale.”
Expanding Mind, “Canines and Cyborgs,” with Donna Haraway.
Jonathan Arac, “Huckleberry Finn in Its Time and Our Own: Looking Back to the Age of the Novel.”
Alexander R. Galloway and Andrew Culp, “Ending the World as We Know It: An Interview with Andrew Culp.”
Alexander R. Galloway, “Is Badiou a Digital Philosopher?”
Zachary Loeb, “Mars Is Still Very Far Away,” review of Molecular Red, by McKenzie Wark.
Robert T. Tally, Jr., “Keeping Up with the Fishes,” review of Stanley Fish: America’s Enfant Terrible, by Gary A. Olson.
Richard Polt, “The Question Concerning Heidegger,” review of Heidegger: The Question of Being and History, by Jacques Derrida.
Matthew Fay, review of Cool Characters, by Lee Konstantinou.
Mark Sussman, “Looking for Judith Butler.”
Tom Eyers, Speculative Formalism: Literature, Theory, and the Critical Present.
Angela Woodward, “Like Glimpses Through a Window: Fredric Jameson on Raymond Chandler.”
Gayle Rogers, “Death by Prefix? The Paradoxical Life of Modernist Studies.”
Benjamin Aldes Wurgaf, “Thinking, Public and Private: Intellectuals in the Time of the Public.”
Gavin Mueller, “Civil Disobedience in the Age of Cyberwar,” review of The Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, by Molly Sauter.
Brooke Harrington, “The Capitalist’s Imagination.”
Steven Craig Hickman, “On Land, Zizek, and Speculative Realism: The Mediation of the Real.”
Rob Horning, “No Mind to Lose: On Brainwashing,” review of Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom, by Scott Selisker.
Jeanne-Marie Jackson, “Farewell to Pnin: The End of the Comp Lit Era.”
Lisa Ruddick, “When Nothing Is Cool.”
Jonathan Nicholas Piper, “Locating Experimental Richness in Doom Metal.”
Rachel Aviv, “The Philosopher of Feelings.”
Rosa Lyster, “The Best Time I Pretended I Hadn’t Heard of Slavoj Žižek.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, “The Arrangements: A Fiction.”
Tara Jayakar, “A New Center for Black Poetics.”
Teddy Wayne, “The Nix Is the Love Child of Thomas Pynchon and David Foster Wallace.”
Mark Ford, “I Gotta Use Words.”
Gerry Canavan, “Death Immortalized.”
Leonard Pierce, “Harold Bloom on Blood Meridian.”
MashReads Podcast: “The Familiar Is a Mind-Bending Postmodern Novel about, Well, Cats.”
David Hering, “Too Much and Too Little: A History of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King.”
Simon de Bourcier, “Forms, Punch Cards and LETTERS: Self-Reference, Recursion and (Un)Self-Consciousness in The Pale King‘s Representation of Bureaucracy.”
Aaron Bady, “‘Life That Could Fit in a Spreadsheet’: An Interview with Eduardo Rabasa.”
Zinzi Clemmons, “What It Means to Be an Inclusive Literary Journal: On the Importance of Editors of Color.”
Steven Craig Hickman, review of Theoretical Animals, by Gary J. Shipley.
Gabino Iglesias, review of You With Your Memory Are Dead, by Gary J. Shipley.
David F. Hoenigman, “The Necrology Interview: An Interview with Gary J. Shipley, Kenji Siratori, and Reza Negarestani.”
Literary Hub, “Translating DFW.”
T. T. Jax, “Stephen Beachy: Real vs Unreal.”
PLINTH, no. 6.
David Letzler, “A Phenomenology of the Present: Toward a Digital Understanding of Gravity’s Rainbow.”
Mark Sussman and Martin Paul Eve, “‘A Shorthand of Stars’: From John to Thomas Pynchon.”
Robin Clarke, “‘The Music of White Phosphorous,'” review of Symphony no. 2, by Emily Carlson.
Mike Good, “Since.”
And Jonathan Moody, “Rimbaud, meet Tomaz Salamun.”
Art and Popular Culture
Carolyn Kellogg, “In a ‘Radical’ Choice, Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.”
Terry Smith, “Cézanne: Figuring Truth in Painting.”
Sam Wallman, So Below.
Aaron Bady, “Stranger Things, Season One.”
Emily Nussbaum, “The Metapolitics of Westworld.”
Keiichi Matsuda, “Hyper-Reality.”
Cameron Kunzelman, “The Solution to Our Political Problems Lies in Dungeons and Dragons.”
Neil Overy, “Cli-Fi: Hollywood and Climate Change.”
Alexander Billet, “Hollywood’s End Times.”
Amanda Ann Klein and Kristen Warner, “Erasing the Pop-Culture Scholar, One Click at a Time.”
Maria Bustillos, “Profsplaining, or, The Internet Is a Classroom, Whinypants!”
A. O. Scott, “Poking at Politics, Without a Stick, on Big and Small Screens.”
A. Will Brown, “Ways of Seeing: Manifesta 11 and the 9th Berlin Biennale.”
Kevin Durant, “My Next Chapter.”
Dan Bilefsky, “Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style.”
Jeff Guo, “Stop. Using. Periods. Period.”
Elizabeth Losh, “Hiding Inside the Magic Circle: Gamergate and the End of Safe Space.”
Willie Osterweil, “What Was the Nerd?”
Salvatore Pane, Mega Man 3 and “No Man’s Pokemon: Resisting Flow and Embracing Core Complexity.”
David Bowman, “Fallout 4 and the End of History.”
Julie Beck, “How to Use Fun to Find Meaning in Life,” an interview with Ian Bogost.
Ian Bogost, “The Tragedy of Pokémon Go.”
Sam Kriss, “Resist Pokémon Go.”
Dan Rosen, “The Hunt for the Familiar: The Nostalgia of Pokémon GO.”
Joe Carmichael, “The Implicit Existential Drama in No Man’s Sky Reviews.”
Emma Vossen, “First Person Scholar: Publish with Purpose.”
Nicole Carpenter, “New Videogame Gives You a Tough Course in Capitalism.”
Archeogaming, “No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey Code of Ethics.”
Charity, by Ian Hinck.
And Ana Swanson, “Why Amazing Video Games Could Be Causing a Big Problem for America.”
Humanities and Higher Education
David Golumbia, “Marxism and Open Access in the Humanities: Turning Academic Labor against Itself.”
Richard Grusin, “No Future: Climate, Terrorism, and the Study of Culture in the 21st Century.”
Jeffrey J. Williams, “College and the New Class Divide” and “Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education.”
Bruce Robbins, “Why Is Columbia Acting Like Walmart?”
Colleen Flaherty, “Humanities in Limbo” and “Being Watched.”
Christopher Schaberg, “Against Careerism, for College.”
Christine Gross-Loh, “Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture?”
Susan Harlan, “A Poem about Your University’s Brand New Institute.”
David Tollerton, “In the Age of Trump, Why Bother Teaching Students to Argue Logically?”
And Daveen Tauber, “Post-Election College Paper Grading Rubric.”