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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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Issue 11 Dual Power
Argentinidad
Issue 11 Dual Power

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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Part of Mahfouz’s achievement is its sheer extent, its superabundant precision.

April 19, 2016

Recommended reading for the New York primary.

Issue 29 Bottoms Up

The promise of ride-sharing is that it complements public transit. In practice, it eliminates it.

Issue 2 Happiness

As soon as you hear, “We’re all writers here, what’s to disagree about?” you know we’re sunk, intellectually.

Issue 2 Happiness

Novelists said again and again they would never represent happiness.

Issue 12 Conversion Experience

We would chat while they thought we were working; they would grow old and die; we would inherit the earth and chat forever.