The pastiche hegemony

Christopher R. Matthews (Brighton): Exploring the Pastiche Hegemony of Men. Isabell Hulsen interviews Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget: “There are no must-read publications any more”. Amber A’Lee Frost on the necessity of political vulgarity. Gregory Ferenstein on how the tech elite are moving left this election cycle. The “free speech” charade: What Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch really mean when they say colleges are “stifling free speech”. Amy Larocca on why New Yorkers have always worn

Paper Trail

Delightful news: The Washington Post’s union has analyzed its members’ salaries and found that among reporters, men make an average of $7,000 more than women, and among columnists, the gap is $23,000. If you’re an editorial assistant there, being male will get you an extra $7,000, too. What’s more, The Cut notes, “assistant editors who


Machine Learning

Andrew Zornoza"Machine Learning" is a catchall term for software that improves computers' ability to recognize patterns and solve problems through examples and feedback. Deep Learning is based on similar methods,

Daily Review

Almost Completely Baxter: New and Selected Blurtings

Opinion about the English sense of humor can prove a handy means of cleaving any social gathering into two mutually uncomprehending factions—those that think it exists and those that don’t. Despite the debate’s rather low stakes (this isn’t surveillance versus


Gary Indiana

In any story, or any love story, where two people are crazy, it's usually the case that if they were separated, only one would be crazy.


Gerald Horne, "Confronting Black Jacobins"


On Mezz Mezzrow

Ben Ratliff

Mezzrow knew the lay of the no-man’s-land. Just as he probably knew that the clerks of history would get some things wrong about him, he surely knew that they would get his whiteness right. Mezzrow loved jazz, loved black culture, eventually loved and married a black woman. But his life outside of prison, and all his future prospects, depended on his being white.