Nuclear and Environment
Annabell Shark, “MoMA, The Bomb and the Abstract Expressionists.”
Alex Wellerstein, “The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin.”
US and International Politics
Slavoj Žižek, “Could Brexit Breathe New Life into Left-Wing Politics?”
Dan Sinykin, “Trump and the End Times.”
The editors of Salvage, “Lèse-Evilism: On the US Election Season.”
8-Bit Philosophy, “Is Trump Really a Fascist?”
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “The Cynical Sit-In.”
Lyman Stone, “Could eNationalism Be a Thing.”
Elizabeth Drew, “Trump: The Haunting Question.”
Andrew Sullivan, “Democracies End when They Are Too Democratic.”
Jodi Dean, Crowds and Party.
Derek Thompson, “Donald Trump and the Twilight of White America.”
Jennifer Sabin, “The Newly Emboldened American Racist.”
Kevin Rigby Jr. and Hari Ziyad, “White People Have No Place in Black Liberation.”
Amanda Gross, “A Resurrection Vision.”
Maltz Bovy, “Checking Privilege Checking.”
Gennetta M. Adams, “Prince Wrote a Slow Jam about Donald Trump and It Is Glorious.”
National Security State
Sadie Levy Gayle, “CIA ‘Mistakenly’ Destroys Copy of 6,700-page US Torture Report.”
Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, David Golumbia, “Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities.”
Adam Crymble, “Digital Hubris, Digital Humility.”
Matthew Kirschenbaum, “Am I a Digital Humanist? Confessions of a Neoliberal Tool.”
Jonathan Basile, Library of Babel and “Putting Borges’s Infinite Library on the Internet.”
Martin John Callanan, Alberto Toscano, Sarah Brouillette, and Tom Eyers, “Paranoid Subjectivity and the Challenges of Cognitive Mapping – How is Capitalism to be Represented?”
David Weinberger, “Rethinking Knowledge in the Internet Age.”
Amanda Petrusich, “Why Record Stores Mattered.”
Tim Peters, “Emojis, Comics, and the Novel of the Future.”
Paul Miller, “What Is LitRPG and Why Does It Exist?”
Houman Barekat, “The Internet-y Novel.”
Brian Ang, Theory Arsenal.
Literature and Culture
Alain Badiou, “Fifteen Theses on Contemporary Art.”
Carrie Battan, “Beyoncé’s Lemonade Is a Revelation of Spirit.”
Mark Sussman, “Butler, Speech, and the Campus.”
Ben Lerner, from The Hatred of Poetry.
Marjorie Perloff, “Old Possum’s Nest: A Second Look at the Poetry of T. S. Eliot.”
Crystal Alberts, ed., “Don DeLillo,” special issue, Orbit.
Nick Ripatrazone, “On Don DeLillo’s Deep Italian-American Roots.”
Carl Straumsheim, “All Rights Reserved.”
Steve Berliner, “What’s Wrong with the Aaron Swartz Book.”
Joe Fassler, “The Lorax and Literature’s Moral Obligation,” interview with Lydia Millet.
Daniel Dixon, review of The Unspeakable Failure of David Foster Wallace, by Clare Hayes-Brady.
Mark Wollaeger, rejected review of The Limits of Critique, by Rita Felski.
Joshua Rigsby, “Internet User Cory Doctorow,” interview with Cory Doctorow.
Liesl Schillinger, “Multilingual Wordsmiths, Part 1: Lydia Davis and Translationese.”
boundary 2, “Announcing b20: An Online Journal.”
Katie Fitzpatrick, “Beyond Cool,” review of Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction, by Lee Konstantinou.
Maggie Doherty, “After Irony,” review of Cool Characters and Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism, by Rachel Greenwald-Smith.
Lee Konstantinou, “Fartcopter Has the Answer.”
Gregory Jones-Katz, “How Should We Study Deconstruction?”
McKenzie Wark, “Make Kith not Kin!”
Aaron Bady, “Daredevil and the Problem of Not Bad.”
Timothy Aubry, review of Workshops of Empire, by Eric Bennett.
Elizabeth Helsinger, review of Theory of Lyric, by Jonathan Culler.
Verso Podcast, “Walter Benjamin: The Storyteller.”
Jose Cardoso, “The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer Is an Insightful Look at the Work of a Key Voice in Gaming,” review of The Game World of Jason Rohrer, by Patrick Jagoda and Michael Maizels.
Leora Fridman, “Unregulated Glamor,” review of The Pulp vs. the Throne, by Carrie Lorig.
Vinson Cunningham, “Budweiser and the Selling of America.”
Lester Spence, “The Other Game Seven.”
Dan O’Sullivan, “Breaking Cleveland’s Curse.”
Warren Ellis, Normal.
Charles Yu, “Fable.”
Nina Sabak, “Language Arts for the Gifted Child.”
Chuck Kinder, The Silver Ghost.
Jonathan Moody, “Against Blinders.”
And Ken Burns, “2016 Stanford Commencement Address.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Emma Vossen, “Publish or Perish: What If We Perished?”
Hamilton Nolan, “The Horrifying Reality of the Academic Job Market.”
Stephen Milder, “The Elephant in the Seminar Room: Should the PhD Be Saved?”
David Perlmutter, “Academic Job Hunts from Hell.”
Irina Popescu, “The Educational Power of Discomfort.”
Kim Brooks, “Death to High School English.”
Chris Lehmann, “Blame It on Higher Ed.”
Colleen Flaherty, “Refusing to Be Measured.”
Being Human, podcast of the University of Pittsburgh’s Year of the Humanities.
Carl Straumsheim, “Leave It in the Bag.”
Robin Lee Moser, “I Would Rather Do Anything Else than Grade Your Papers.”
And Existential Comics, “Epictetus Was a Hardass Professor.”
Pittsburgh and Tucson
And Bartholomew Q. Kryzinski, “Pittsburgh, In Theory: The Transportation Imaginary.”