The best way to ensure the future of literary criticism is to address the problem of economic inequality.
December 11, 2017
Inside our Winter 2018 issue, Motherland, out this month.
Writing by Gabriel Winant, Dayna Tortorici, Justin E. H. Smith, Christine Smallwood, Nikhil Pal Singh and Thuy Linh Tu, Nausicaa Renner, Aziz Rana, Nicolás Medina Mora, Thomas de Monchaux, Dawn Lundy Martin, Andrea Long Chu, Claire Jarvis, A. S. Hamrah, and Thomas Bolt.
September 7, 2017
We always put the best part of ourselves in our books. The rest is gossip and trash.
What happens within the precincts of the bourgeois academy stays there.
The promise of ride-sharing is that it complements public transit. In practice, it eliminates it.
What do we do about the Democrats?
Is now, more than ever, our moment to yank the Democrats back from decades of rightward drift? It’s an old, even farcical question for the left. Keith Ellison’s lead for DNC chair gave us momentary hope: when Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, and much of organized labor endorsed him, it seemed as though the Democrats were finally coming around. But then Obama deputized labor secretary Tom Perez to stop the Ellison wave — a signal to cool our hopes.
Now more than ever, we must endure the claim that everything is now more than ever.
January 26, 2017
On the Women’s March, Disrupt J20, and #IWillGoOut
How much did I have in common with my fellow marchers? Maybe not much. The demands I did see were good—No DAPL, a $15 minimum wage, clean water for Flint, an end to private prisons and mass incarceration, affordable health care, reproductive rights, and so on—but there were too few of them, lost in the sea of vulvas. Still, never in my life have I seen so many women gathered under any political pretext. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t move me.
January 23, 2017
From W. to Trump
The best of n+1 on the Republicans.
January 20, 2017
A look back.
n+1 on Obama and the Obama era, 2009–2017.
“Not our President”? Not our Party either.
September 27, 2016
Stop refreshing the forecast and read our election writing instead.