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Forgotten reason

Yesha Yadav (Vanderbilt): The Myth of Risk Free Markets. Jessica A. Clarke (Vanderbilt): The Rules of #MeToo. Could an idea for fighting poverty be worth a billion dollars? A basic income could solve 8 of society’s biggest problems. The forgotten reason Congress needs to see the Mueller report: Legislators have a responsibility to police obstruction of justice, according to the Constitution. Memo to the press: How not to screw up on the Mueller report. It’s the Barr report, not the Mueller report.


Paper Trail

Simon & Schuster is starting a new imprint this summer. The “trend driven” Tiller Press will publish “practical nonfiction, serving readers clamoring for information to solve their real-world problems, achieve their goals, and lead richer, more meaningful lives.” After a New York Times journalist blocked former ambassador and From Cold War to Hot Peace author

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Learning from Beyoncé

Kevin AllredBeyoncé Knowles-Carter makes perfect pop songs that also lend themselves to nuanced discussion of race, gender, sexuality, class, feminism, social justice, and so much more. For the past decade, I have

Daily Review

It Gets Worse

As climate change encroaches, things will get worse. Much worse. And David Wallace-Wells, in The Uninhabitable Earth, spares no detail in explaining how.

Interviews

Nancy K. Miller

Nancy K, Miller is a veteran feminist academic—an early scholar of French feminist literature at Columbia, the first full-time tenured member of the Women’s Studies Program at Barnard College and its first director, and now Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. All of this history flows into her recent book My Brilliant Friends, a piece of hybrid autobiographical criticism about her friendships with the scholars Carolyn Heilbrun, Naomi Schor, and Diane Middlebrook.

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Bookforum: "Fool That I Am"

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A Writer for Our Time

Joshua Sperling

In the mid 1970s John Berger began a new life—and a new family—in a small mountain village outside Geneva in the Haute-Savoie. He was close to fifty. At first he and Beverly Bancroft did not live in the village of Quincy itself, but up the road in an old farmhouse.

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