A Political and Literary Forum
Robin D.G. Kelley’s Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original restores the pianist and composer to the history he lived through.
Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love.
Alan A. Stone
The main argument of Cognitive Surplus rests on a striking analogy.
Can digital storage remember for you?
How programs like Google Docs rob users of their freedom.
Richard M. Stallman
It is now eight days since an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince.
Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York.
Stranger than Fiction is an unexpectedly delightful film that brings whimsy and grown-up humor back to the movies.
Can the netroots reshape American democracy?
Michael Almereyda's high-tech Hamlet is–surprise!–a serious interpretation of Shakespeare.
A close look at post-Soviet commercial advertising reveals that market norms never really took hold—even among capitalists.
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David Theo Goldberg
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