by | 09.11.2018
In the endless debate between the old and the new, does sentimentality get in the way? How do we reconcile the desire to preserve the urban landscapes of the past with the need to meet the living needs of the present?
by | 08.28.2018
The task of literary criticism must be to make the pure epiphanies of a text as obvious as possible—to learn Auerbach’s art of simplicity.
by | 08.20.2018
A reflection on an influential figure in the genre-oriented criticism of the late twentieth century.
by | 08.20.2018
Reflections on the Supreme Court during the Trump Presidency as the tattered clothes of National Security conceal the viciousness of partisan politics and xenophobia.
by | 08.01.2018
Traoré’s 2017 film reminds us that the border itself is a problematic institution. Even in its most stripped-down form, a border exists for the exercise of power against those populations whose movements it controls. Who crosses—and at what cost—depends on lines of race, class, and gender.
by | 07.16.2018
Kosovo illustrates how nationhood can bring peace and hope to a community in spite of nationalism's legacy of war, historical revisionism, and oppression.
by | 07.10.2018
Does AI represent a radically new direction for humanity? Or is it simply the latest iteration of a myth structuring our world into a hierarchy that glorifies the divine at the expense of the mundane?
by | 06.28.2018
Why turn a chicken nugget into a toy? If all objects hold something back from us, as scholars of object-oriented ontology have argued, then who are we to say what secrets the television or the pillow may hold?