How long until we become indentured servants living low-emission lives for the world-traveling ruling class?
January 15, 2020
Our Winter issue, GET HELP, is almost here. See what’s inside.
Publishing in the 2010s
No one wakes up in the morning hoping to be as vapid as possible. But eventually you internalize the squeeze. Everyone down the chain adjusts their individual decisions to the whim of the retailer, or to their best guess at the whim of the retailer. If it’s Barnes & Noble, you may hear that a cover doesn’t work, that the store won’t carry the title unless you change it. If it’s Amazon, you may not hear anything at all. You go back and adjust your list of wildly optimistic comparative titles — it’s The Big Short, but . . . for meteorology!
January 3, 2020
October 10, 2019
Read early translations in n+1.
There are only so many hours in the day and days in the year, and we must carefully distribute them between work, sleep, activism, and “other” — where much of the pleasure of life is relegated.
The permanent permanent campaign
Endless campaigns may be seen as evidence of a candidate’s eventual priorities. Some supporters of Hillary Clinton averred happily that she had been pulled to the left by Bernie Sanders, but the fact remains that anyone can be pulled to the left during a campaign, because campaigns have targeted ends: votes. Once those are achieved, they usually have no lasting effect on what the candidate does in office. There are few promises that cannot be broken, or so hedged and circumscribed that they are effectively broken.
September 20, 2019
Our Fall issue, SAVIOR COMPLEX, is out soon. See what’s inside.
September 20, 2019
Essays from the archives on climate action
Civilian, child, refugee: according to the logic of the war on terror, they’re all always enemy combatants.
April 30, 2019
Our Spring issue, HEAD CASE, is out soon. See what’s inside.
The fact is, far from collapsing, Brooklyn civilization is likely to suffer only a modest decrease in its quality of life.