How many angels can commit suicide on the head of a pin? Noam Chomsky and Margaret Atwood have some opinions on that.
Why do we talk about “reopening” the economy, as if it were a bodega or a Bennigan’s? Americans trip over political metaphors yet again.
The Democratic Party’s Situationist wing seizes power in a Zen koan coup d’etat.
In his dying years, Tony Judt cautioned us that remembering the 20th century just as a catalog of horrors flattens what actually happened.
We all know the year sucked, but there was some amazing stuff to read, hear, and watch. Our picks.
A jittery world watches fascism on the march from Bolivia to India, and Twitter importantly doubles down on Indian food.
Butt implants, labor victories, and celibate mice make for a weird week.
One of the many things we’ve lost in the years of the Catastrophe is the ability to enjoy Joe Biden.