Projects & Publications
The print magazine, which comes out thrice-yearly, is usually the size of a medium-length novel (200+ pages), with a mix of criticism, memoir, fiction, reviews, and political essays. Each issue is prefaced with an unsigned diary, “The Intellectual Situation,” which registers and analyzes the wider movements of culture and thought.
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n+1 issue no. 18
NSA officials reveal themselves on LinkedIn, Richard Beck on the sexual abuse panic, and Jacob Shell visits anarchists riding elephants in Burma.
n+1 issue no. 17
Fiction from Norman Rush and Rebecca Curtis, drama from Gregory S. Moss, Moretti reads Middlemarch, Gregory surfs, and Kraus asks what’s after art.
n+1 issue no. 16
Against sociology, for cultural revolution! Indians: the next top model minority. Freudenberger reads Munro. Drumming with Colpitts, panda porn with Witt.
n+1 issue no. 15
Magazines are dead, long live magazines! Kristin Dombek on sex, drugs, and Ryan Gosling. Nikil Saval on China’s Long Eighties. On Shulamith Firestone.
n+1 issue no. 14
Burn your degrees! Demand sex class action. Against big babies at home and imbeciles abroad. Yelena Akhtiorskaya panics in a suitcase.
n+1 issue no. 13
The Intellectual Situation is occupied. James Franco prepares, Sotheby’s sells out. Are computers stupid? Christopher Glazek: Raze the prisons. Benjamin Kunkel: Buzz.
n+1 issue no. 12
Against intervention, home in Baltimore, obsessed with Gchat. Mark Greif in Stanley Cavell’s classroom and Kent Russell in juggalo country. Helen DeWitt’s new novel.
n+1 issue no. 11
A brother in Afghanistan, obscure poetry at Cambridge, crisis in the humanities. Are the Necronauts an avant-garde? Too Much Information; the end of silence. Boltanski: “making reality impossible.”
n+1 issue no. 10
MFA vs. NYC, the masses vs. the elites, the racists vs. the progressives, the vegans vs. the fetuses, California vs. the world. Franzen’s Freedom or death! Sheila Heti: How Should a Person Be?
n+1 issue no. 9
Full Employment Now! Octomom, one year later. Internet as social movement, video games as art. Ads nowhere and everywhere. Drug wars in Mexico, parties in Miami, Batuman in Samarkand. Zombies.
n+1 issue no. 8
A red and green Marxism as the way out of the crisis. Fiction from Mexico’s best untranslated novelist. The history of the New Left Review, adventures in online dating, the rise of the neuronovel, on repressive sentimentalism.
n+1 issue no. 7
Obama as American Gorbachev; Roberto Bolano canonized. Interviews with David Harvey and an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager; Molly Young takes adderall, Mark Greif eats locally, A.S. Hamrah sees every Iraq war movie.
n+1 issue no. 6
The “hype cycle” as the emotional life of capitalism, the death and life of book reviewing. Is global warming a “politics of fear”? Cho Seung-Hui. Gawker. Caleb Crain’s novella, Helen DeWitt’s new novel.
n+1 issue no. 5
Technological excess, from email to porn to blogs. Basharat Peer sees torture in Kashmir, Eli S. Evans watches television in Los Angeles. A fable by Benjamin Kunkel, fiction about nuclear proliferation, a report on flying cars.
n+1 issue no. 4
Chad Harbach on global warming. A symposium on “American Writing Today”; fiction by Rebecca Schiff and John Haskell. Phil Connors on life at the Wall Street Journal. Mark Greif’s “Afternoon of the Sex Children.”
n+1 issue no. 3
The 90s bubble; “Dating”; the con of the “reading crisis.” James Wood on the task of the critic; Walter Benn Michaels on neoliberalism and the novel; Mark Greif on reality TV and Radiohead; Elif Batuman on Franco Moretti.
n+1 issue no. 2
The aftermath of Bush’s second election. Theory after the fall; literary readings: cancel them. “Is J.M. Coetzee afraid of life?” Elif Batuman brings Isaac Babel’s last living relatives to California; George Scialabba massacres Christopher Hitchens.
n+1 issue no. 1
“It is time to say what you mean,” ends this, the first, n+1. Raids on the cultural norm, from the New Republic and Weekly Standard to McSweeney‘s and the Believer. “Against Exercise”; fiction by Sam Lipsyte and Benjamin Kunkel; Keith Gessen on the education of Gary Baum.