Letters from Issue 33
The trigger-warning debate became the liberal version of the knockout game.
The best way to ensure the future of literary criticism is to address the problem of economic inequality.
What happens within the precincts of the bourgeois academy stays there.
We’re still here 525 years later, waiting for different answers.
March 9, 2015
I want to say that this issue of our magazine feels to me like a real event—one of our deepest efforts to be equal to our time.
May 13, 2014
A gazette revival
On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation. To tell McMillan’s story and assess its consequences, a group of editors revived the Occupy! gazette in anticipation of her May 19 sentencing. Our hope is to enter into evidence what the court ignored.
January 13, 2014
It’s unlikely that I will drop n+1, but I was concerned when suddenly fiction started to flood another magazine I enjoy.
January 9, 2014
Let me say it again: the kind of diversity I wanted him to address but didn’t find in his book is economic diversity.
August 23, 2013
If we can’t agree that Ondaatje is a terrible writer, we may, in fact, have to go our separate ways.
May 17, 2013
What a world my Coursera course on Coursera will open up to your students!
February 9, 2012
Mainly I am writing as an appeal to conscience. Your conscience, since clearly you are a sincere and well-meaning person.