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Pictures of critique

Simon During (Queensland): The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Critique. Sverre Raffnsoe (CBS): What is Critique? Critical Turns in the Age of Criticism. From Constellations, Frieder Vogelmann (Bremen): Measuring, Disrupting, Emancipating: Three Pictures of Critique. Leonie Ansems De Vries (King’s), Lara Montesinos Coleman (Sussex), Doerthe Rosenow (Oxford Brookes), Martina Tazzioli (Swansea) and Rolando Vazquez (UCR): Fracturing Politics (or, How to Avoid the Tacit Reproduction of Modern/Colonial


Paper Trail

A Sense of Direction author Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written a fascinating story about an intellectual journal inspired by Trump. It began in February 2016 with the blog The Journal of American Greatness, described by its founders as the “first scholarly journal of radical #Trumpism.” JAG folded before the election, but when Trump won, the contributors

Syllabi

Queer Alternatives to Married Life

Samuel HuberThe weekend same-sex marriage legislation passed in New York, we celebrated. All kinds of people—straight, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual—came out to party, and pundits and politicians proclaimed

Daily Review

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

The Osage were warriors, buffalo hunters, harvesters, farmers—one of the great nations of the Great Plains. Europeans who encountered them early on described them as uncommonly tall, well-built, imposing: The "finest men we have ever seen," Thomas Jefferson said in 1804,

Interviews

Durga Chew-Bose

A critic who prefers the term “enthusiast,” an essayist who worries she’s really a poet, Durga is an unrivalled player of what Doris Lessing, in The Golden Notebook, calls “the game.”

Excerpt

The Life and Death of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser

It was not just the suddenness of his death that made it hard to realize Louis Kahn was gone, Something about the way he disappeared from the world—irregularly, mysteriously, with that strange two-day gap when nobody he knew could find him—left many people unable to take in the facts of his death. For the California relatives, who learned about Lou’s death through a series of relayed phone calls, there was a persistent confusion about

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