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It's getting weirder

R. Colin Tait (TCU): The Screwball Bromance: Regression, Bisexuality, and Reconfigured Masculinity in Step Brothers. From The Baffler, why are all these TV screens still lurking and hanging around now that our gaze is buried in our phones? As things turned out, defeating the actual virus was easier than defeating the ideological one — but both kept Americans on their toes, and encouraged them to keep their hands clean. Kara Platoni on the 10,000 year clock: Somewhere out in Texas, a group is


Paper Trail

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels are to be adapted for television, and the author will apparently be “working closely” with the producers on the project, which will shoot in Italy. To our relief, Politwoops relaunched in the US just in time for last night’s New Hampshire primary, so we will no longer be missing out on any

Syllabi

Selling Citizenship

Atossa Araxia AbrahamianThe idea of buying citizenship tends to invoke Bond villains or the louche drifters in Graham Greene's novels. But it's also a very real practice that offends nationalists, rankles politicians, and

Daily Review

Confessions (On Intimacy, or Supposing You Understand)

People who write professionally about Mariah Carey are required to note her staggering five-octave range, her fourteen top-ten albums, and her insane number of number-one singles (eighteen and counting). But I’m not here to count or be professional. I’m here to talk about Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009), Mariah’s novel-length album, which is the thing

Interviews

Brian Evenson

"Mormon horror writer with avant-garde leanings" might seem like an improbable description, but Evenson excels at bringing different worlds and genres together, and his gift for making contradictory versions of reality overlap often intensifies his work's creepy effects.

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Great Minds: Greg Grandin - Kissinger continues to fascinate and appall

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After Gay Marriage

Kate Redburn

When the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in June 2015 confirming marriage equality, it was greeted as an historic civil rights achievement. Over the past several years, mounting marriage victories combined with a cresting wave of trans activism had already pushed legal advocates to think beyond gay marriage, the issue that has absorbed the bulk of the movement’s advocacy, resources, and powers of mass mobilization.

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