A Political and Literary Forum
By the 2020 election, the market for virtual reality is projected to increase twentyfold. That's great news for VR's proponents who relish the technology's persuasive powers, but what does it mean for those inside the headset?
A science fiction writer remembers his early correspondences with Ursula Le Guin.
With Proprietary, Randall Mann comes into his own as a poet of wit and cynicism.
Daniel T. O’Brien
To understand why Europe seems more balkanized now than ever, we must look to Eastern Europe's failed reconstruction.
Black Panther, a movie unique for its black star power, depends on a shocking devaluation of black American men.
Burt’s latest collection reveals a poet looking back to formative moments in the 1980s when poetry first began to offer succor, and a playlist, for the fact of our weightful existence.
Nicholas D. Nace
A new collected works of Marianne Moore restores many poems to better versions lost in subsequent editions.
Christopher J. Adamson
The monotony of slow cinema defamiliarizes our world and enables us to see it critically.
We live in Philip K. Dick’s future, not George Orwell’s or Aldous Huxley’s.
In daring new translations of Uljana Wolf’s Subsisters and Wilson Bueno’s Paraguayan Sea, linguistic playfulness and political acuity overlap in breathtaking ways.
An interview with China Miéville.
In Cortney Lamar Charleston’s Telepathologies, witnessing black death becomes an everyday thing.
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David Theo Goldberg
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