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We need a new model for tech

Thomas Poell and Jose van Dijck (Amsterdam): Social Media and New Protest. Zeynep Tufekci on how social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump. Platform moderation and its discontents: Robert Gorwa reviews Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media by Tarleton Gillespie. The military-messaging complex: Rafia Zakaria on social media and the War on Terror. Nicholas Confessore on the unlikely activists who took on Silicon


Paper Trail

At the Paris Review Daily, Larry Bensky remembers the prolific author Tom Clark, who died on August 17th. Clark was a poet, biographer, novelist, and nonfiction writer who also blogged daily with his wife at Beyond the Pale, a photo and poetry site that focused on the daily life of refugees. From 1963 to 1973,

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The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

Daily Review

Country Music USA

Country fans no longer resemble the characters in country songs; they are salaried accountants chewing Nicorette in Chevy Tahoes, not railroad linemen spitting Copenhagen through the shot-out windows of a Ford F-150. Their assimilation worries them, and they sometimes
  • Flights
    by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from Polish by Jennifer Croft

Interviews

Chelsea Hodson

In the autobiographical essays that make up her debut collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else, Chelsea Hodson examines the chaotic and bewildering experience of being an American woman and artist. At first glance, some essays resemble a well-curated Twitter feed— like the single-line, stream-of-consciousness observations found in “The End of Longing”—but Hodson offers much more than aphoristic quips: She delves deeply into themes such as longing, desire, performance, and voyeurism.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

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The Man Without a Nation

Amitava Kumar

The one activity that was perhaps the most stable part of my identity that first semester was the seminar I was taking with Ehsaan Ali. His class Colonial Encounters was held on Friday afternoons. The seminar participants required his special permission to join.

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