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Adventures in Modernism

ADVENTURES IN MODERNISM

What was it like to be a queer child in South Carolina during the Great Depression? Guy Davenport, with his incomparable gift for re-creating...

THE DEATH OF FASCIST IRONY

In the rush of initial reportage that followed the horrific slaughter last week of 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand,...

 
 
 

THE OUTSIZE IMAGINATION OF ORSON WELLES

There's something vaguely mournful, if not altogether sentimental, about Mark Cousins's new documentary The Eyes of Orson Welles ,...

The Dispossessed

THE DISPOSSESSED

Shame pervades the work of the French writer Édouard Louis. The scenes of aggression in his first two novels, The End of Eddy and History...

 
 
 

WHITE NATIONALISM IS AN INTERNATIONAL THREAT

On Friday, a gunman stormed a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showering worshippers with gunfire, and livestreaming the...

THE LONGER HISTORY OF THE CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS

On Friday, an Australian white supremacist committed a monstrous act of violence against Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. The attack,...

 
 
 

THE AMNESIA OF THE U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ESTABLISHMENT

“ Donald Trump is undermining the rules-based international order .” The Economist's headline last summer summarized a common refrain...

CLIMATE CHANGE IS THIS GENERATION'S VIETNAM WAR

Every year, the world's elite gather like the Illuminati in the Swiss chalet town of Davos for the World Economic Forum, where they...

 
 
 

BEYOND HARD TIME

On Wednesday, two decisions came down that both have serious implications for the criminal justice system in America. But the reactions...

THE DYING HOWLS OF BRITISH POLITICS

In the movies, shapeshifters such as werewolves, witches, and demons show their true form when fatally wounded. This week Brexit, 33...

 
 
 
Why Animal Rights Is the Next Frontier for the Left

WHY ANIMAL RIGHTS IS THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR THE LEFT

Last December, the Twitter account for the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals set off a full-fledged media...

PAUL MANAFORT DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE IN PRISON

Paul Manafort, once the chairman of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, will spend the next seven and a half years of his life in prison,...

 
 
 

THE REALITY BEHIND TRUMP'S COALITION FOR REGIME CHANGE IN VENEZUELA

In the early 1970s, a handful of Sandinistas were in the mountains of Nicaragua fighting to overthrow the 40-year U.S.-backed, brutal...

THE REPUBLICANS ARE DEFICIT HYPOCRITES. THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE, TOO

Barack Obama is dumbfounded. The Republicans harangued him for eight straight years over the federal budget deficit. Now, under President...

 
 
 

CAN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY BE GREENED?

In the 1977 novel Edith's Diary , by the great crime writer Patricia Highsmith, Edith is the mother of a dipsomaniacal good-for-nothing...

WHY FRANCE IS LOSING THE WAR ON ANTI-SEMITISM

In the first weeks of 2019, French authorities discovered 96 tombs desecrated in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, the word “juden”...

 
 
 

THE WEAK CASE FOR PACKING THE SUPREME COURT

The Trump era is giving Democrats a bruising lesson in the distribution of American political power. Thanks to the Electoral College,...

WITH MICHAEL JACKSON, IT'S DIFFERENT

On the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, a quote from Nas appeared in a Rolling Stone piece by the writer Touré: “When...

 
 
 
The Universe According to Hilma af Klint

THE UNIVERSE ACCORDING TO HILMA AF KLINT

In January 1906, Hilma af Klint was offered an unusual commission. For years, the Swedish artist had been meeting with four female...

A SMALL PARTY STARTED BREXIT. IS A SMALL PARTY THE ANTIDOTE?

In 1988, Austrian philosopher Karl Popper argued in The Economist that the two-party system is the most democratic: Proportional representation,...

 
 
 



Fairleigh Dickinson comes back for first win in NCAA Tournament

Fairleigh Dickinson comes back for first win in NCAA Tournament

DAYTON, Ohio - Greg Herenda was right. Experience does matter. His team was better prepared three years later for the First Four. Fairleigh Dickinson took an early punch and... Read more ...

Trump, George Conway continue explosive online feud

Trump, George Conway continue explosive online feud

The online feud between President Trump and the spouse of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway continued into a second day on Wednesday, with Trump calling George Conway the... Read more ...

Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses

Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses

Google has been fined $1.69 billion by European regulators for abusing its dominant position in search to force third-party sites to favor its ad network. Read more ...

Mother accused of abusing 7 adopted children to force them into making...

Mother accused of abusing 7 adopted children to force them into making YouTube videos

Arizona police have arrested an adoptive mother of seven children who allegedly starved and beat them if they failed to perform properly in her YouTube videos, sometimes... Read more ...

Apple Debuts New AirPods With Longer Talk Time, Wireless Charging

Apple Debuts New AirPods With Longer Talk Time, Wireless Charging

Apple on Wednesday announced its much anticipated second-generation AirPods, adding hands-free Siri access, 50% longer talk time, and optional wireless charging. AirPods have... Read more ...

Donald Trump Jr. Says U.K.'s Prime Minister Should Have Listened To His Father

Donald Trump Jr. Says U.K.'s Prime Minister Should Have Listened To His Father

The political chaos surrounding Brexit could have been avoided had Theresa May simply followed the president's advice, Donald Trump Jr. wrote in an op-ed. Read more ...

Trump calls George Conway a 'husband from hell' to top aide Kellyanne

Trump calls George Conway a 'husband from hell' to top aide Kellyanne

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the husband of one of his top aides and most visible defenders, tweeting Wednesday that George Conway is a “husband from hell”... Read more ...

Facebook apologizes after mistaking Trump's social media director for bot

Facebook apologizes after mistaking Trump's social media director for bot

Facebook has issued an apology to White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino after temporarily blocking his ability to post for several hours on Monday because he ran afoul... Read more ...

AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal

AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal

HOUSTON - Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $100 million, six-year deal that keeps the All-Star third baseman under contract with the team through 2024... Read more ...

May asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30, ‘not prepared to delay further'

May asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30, ‘not prepared to delay further'

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she has written to the EU to request a short extension to Article 50, insisting that she is not prepared to “delay Brexit any... Read more ...