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The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.
Vijay Prashad on writing, struggle, and hope in difficult times.
Vijay Prashad, Mark Nowak
Walden is often championed as an anti-technology manifesto. But this misses the value Thoreau found in conversations spread across vast spans of time and distance.
Of the pioneers who drove the information technology revolution, Claude Shannon may have been the most brilliant. A new book resurrects his legacy.
A new book takes on the titans of twentieth-century cinema, fetishes and all.
A new biography of Norman Bel Geddes, designer of the Futurama, tells the story of American innovation.
Why did the alt-right, so eager to excuse Milo Yiannopoulos, finally turn on him?
Milo Yiannopoulos was the paradoxical posterboy for the alt-right's fascist aesthetic. Until he wasn't.
America continues to be haunted by our need to grieve.
Tilda Swinton, icon of indy cinema, is masterful in A Bigger Splash.
Alan A. Stone
Trump will have done real damage even if he doesn't win.
Before there was New Journalism, there was Lillian Ross.
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David Theo Goldberg
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