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Issue 11 Dual Power

The division between empiricists and fantasists is clearest in politics. But it’s beginning to enter literature.

Issue 11 Dual Power

The ’60s were a decade of both mass protests and mass concerts, and this was more than a coincidence.

Issue 11 Dual Power
Egypt Notebook
Issue 11 Dual Power

Perhaps history will view this wave of Arab unrest as another stage in the slow crumbling of US empire.

Issue 11 Dual Power

The Battle of Wisconsin is only the latest front in this intra-class culture war.

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Argentinidad
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In America, Practical Criticism came to be known as “close reading,” and later came to be known as New Criticism.

Issue 11 Dual Power
Issue 11 Dual Power
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Issue 11 Dual Power

What if a certain neurotic investment is really the source of the best intellectual work?

Issue 11 Dual Power

Despite its resemblance to certain strands of modernism, Remainder is most interesting as an allegory of realism.

Issue 11 Dual Power

For ordinary consumers in the early ’90s, what going online felt like depended largely on what service provider you used.

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Issue 30 Motherland

The best way to ensure the future of literary criticism is to address the problem of economic inequality.

Issue 25 Slow Burn

What’s missing isn’t the anti-imperialist Sanders. It’s the antiwar movement he was once part of, and which no longer exists.

Issue 28 Half-Life

Now more than ever, we must endure the claim that everything is now more than ever.

Issue 6 Mainstream

The new “how to read” books convey a sense that schools are no longer teaching people that skill.

Issue 5 Decivilizing Process

Alexander started the silent era of the West; Nokia will finish it.

December 31, 2012

On the last day of the year, we give you twelve of our favorite pieces from 2012, including the feminist argument against…