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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:32:11 +0000(image) A brief essay on swapping a painting
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 06:44:20 +0000(image) On the evening of September 25, 2014, I did something awful and tried to kill myself the next morning. I lost everything I had. Is this apparent monster worth forgiving? Or is he not so much of a monster? This 50,000 word essay is a personal reckoning with what I did, who I really am, a treatise on public shaming and how we express ourselves and the importance of getting facts right, as well as a thorough rebuttal to the many invented charges against me.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:51:47 +0000(image) The future of social democracy in a volatile age depends upon stability and commitment.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:21:05 +0000(image) For Audio Drama Sunday, we chat with writer-director Andrew Kaberline about The Grayscale, a production that started out as a Twilight Zone knockoff before finding its voices and winning awards.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:03:05 +0000(image) Wooden Overcoats may be one of the best British comedies in years. But you won't find it on the BBC or Netflix and you won't find it in theaters. To celebrate Audio Drama Sunday, we conducted a lengthy chat with head writer David K. Barnes and his nimble co-conspirator Felix Trench to find out how this hilarious and independent production was put together.
Sun, 22 May 2016 14:59:30 +0000(image) To celebrate Audio Drama Sunday, we chat with Lauren Shippen, creator and producer of The Bright Sessions, in a wide-ranging conversation about how Los Angeles traffic can be inspirational, YA, therapy dialogue, genre, the 1985 movie Clue, and neck snapping.
Wed, 11 May 2016 20:05:01 +0000(image) Robert Moses was one of the most tyrannical urban planners in American history, keeping a tight political rein over New York City. How did he manage to seize so much power for so long?
Sun, 08 May 2016 06:33:27 +0000(image) While Mother's Day remains a magnificent holiday to celebrate family, some of us are not so lucky. This is an essay for the rest of us.
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:02:56 +0000(image) On her 100th birthday, we celebrate Jane Jacobs's contributions to urban diversity, her fight to save Washington Square Park, and examine how a new biography reveals the early kernels of her thinking.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:50:58 +0000(image) In his new book, Thomas Frank argues that the Democratic Party is to blame for income inequality and our national ills. In this lengthy Q&A, we flesh out and argue over Frank's thesis, examining the historical trajectory that has led to the present crisis of weak-kneed liberals and "the party of professionals."
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:35:29 +0000(image) Susan Sarandon's recent remarks on "revolution" have been distorted by a terrified cadre of pro-Hillary media types that have willfully overlooked important observations about how to rectify a broken system.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:43:50 +0000(image) How a vivacious debut novel from a septuagenarian allowed me to come to terms with a long-standing literary prejudice.
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:30:53 +0000(image) The Hulk Hogan verdict may set back the future of journalism. Nick Denton's recklessness represents a call for journalists to do better and win back the trust of the American public.
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:36:40 +0000(image) Was Richard Hofstadter a consensus historian? Or do his sharpest observations into the contradictions of hallowed political figures allow for a more forgiving assessment?