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Omnivore

Writing women back into the Internet

Women once ruled the computer world — when did Silicon Valley become brotopia? Writing women back into the Internet: Addie Wagenknecht interviews Claire L. Evans, author of Broad Band The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. Claire L. Evans on the untold story of Jaime Levy, punk-rock cyber-publishing pioneer. Jason Kehe on recognizing the women who wove the web. The origins of diversity data in tech: Tracy Chou’s call to action in 2013 preceded an industry-wide release of numbers.


Paper Trail

The majority of editorial staff at the New Republic have unionized with NewsGuild of New York. “We believe that unionizing is the best way to strengthen our workplace, not just for ourselves but for future generations of journalists,” said staff writer Sarah Jones. “By organizing, we’re simply affirming our commitment to The New Republic’s progressive

Syllabi

Marriage Reimagined

Laura SmithIt is easy to view the vast and varied landscape of marriage in the present day as a radical departure from a more conservative past. But many of these marriage alternatives—including polyamory, open

Daily Review

The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America

In 1977, the school district of Kansas City, Missouri, sued the state of Missouri for supporting segregation. Kansas City students were largely black; suburban schools educated significantly whiter populations. The government’s districting policies, the suit alleged,

Interviews

Wayne Koetenbaum

Ludwig Wittgenstein noted that in representational writing, “one thinks that one is tracing the outline of the thing’s nature . . . and one is merely tracing round the frame through which we look at it.” In Wayne Koestenbaum’s “trance journals”—The Pink Trance Notebooks (2015) and the newly released Camp Marmalade—both the frame and the off-frame are folded into his trans-perspectival impressions.

Essay

A Poet of the Archives: On Susan Howe

Emily LaBarge

Howe has long been interested in distilling signs and symbols, whether “art objects” or words themselves, into something more revelatory. Considering riddles, lost languages, doubled surfaces, spells, magical thinking, and other elusive forms of expression, Howe sounds the depths.

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