Intentional or accidental

Oana Albescu (Babes-Bolyai): Fallacious and Perennial: On Lying in Politics. Austria just decisively rejected the far-right's presidential candidate. "It's 2016 and Austria & Germany are leading the fight to resist fascism. Captain America goes back to sleep". Big Oil is in decline, and the OPEC deal can't rescue it. Trump's Carrier deal is right out of Putin's playbook. The party of Reagan is now rejecting free-market capitalism. If you don't like crony capitalism and economic fascism, you're

Paper Trail

In a memo to staff, the New York Times’s standards editor Phil Corbett asks writers to not use alt-right as a stand-alone term. Corbett reminds Times employees that “any description can touch on some key elements, based on our own reporting. . . . It’s a racist, far-right fringe movement that embraces an ideology of


Reading for the Next Four Years

Margaret EbyIt is still unclear exactly what America under the presidency of Donald J. Trump will look like. But if we believe his campaign promises—deporting of millions of people, registering Muslims, gutting

Daily Review

We Are Orphans Here

Standing at an intersection in Shuafat Refugee Camp, in East Jerusalem, I watched as a boy, sunk down behind the steering wheel of a beat-up sedan, zoomed through an intersection with his arm out the driver's-side window, signaling like a Nascar driver pulling in for a


Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman's fiction may share affinities with the luminaries of our postmodern canon—Don DeLillo, Robert Coover, and Ben Marcus—but her sensibility equally recalls the films of David Lynch.


2016 National Book Award Winner: Colson Whitehead (Fiction)


Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.