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Publics and politics after the digital revolution

Mark Wenman (Nottingham): Agonism, Humanism and Democracy in an Age of Digital Technology. Janelle Christine Simmons (Liberty): Seeing Evil, Hearing Evil, Speaking Good: Social Media as a Tool for Transformative Justice. Jack Joseph Barry (UConn): Don't Be Evil: Should Access to the Internet Be Conceptualized as an Instrumental Human Right? Alin Fumurescu (Yale): A Neo-Medievalization? The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Political and Self-Representation. Taylor Dotson and Ben Brucato (RPI):


Paper Trail

Sarah Kendzior has announced that she is leaving her position as an op-ed columnist at Al Jazeera English, due to what she calls “new rules,” which allow “no room for freedom of thought.” “Writing for AJ English has been great,” she writes. “I will always be grateful to them for running work on poverty, race,

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Sextet

Michael Barron"Writing about music," the saying goes, "is like dancing about architecture." If it's meant to dissuade, the warning has gone unheeded: Over the years, a number of novels about music have ingeniously

Daily Review

Gaza: A History

With so much international attention focused on Gaza, it's finally occurring to many Americans and other Westerners that the region has its own history, and that this history is key to sorting out the present conflict. So in this sense, Jean-Pierre Filiu's Gaza: A History arrives at a propitious moment.

Interviews

Eula Biss

As Eula Biss began investigating immunity and public health, her interest moved from the question of fear to the question of how to move past it, and into a discussion of social ethics and care: What does an individual body—scared or not—owe the collective body?

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On Karen Graham

Justin Vivian Bond

In the new essay collection Icon, writers discuss their relationships with public figures that they've idolized, obsessed over, worried about, and been inspired by. Contributors include Mary Gaitskill (who pays homage to Linda Lovelace), Johanna Fateman (on Andrea Dworkin), and Kate Zambreno (on Kathy Acker), among others. The pieces vividly blend biography and autobiography, moving from tribute to confessional and back again.

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