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Consequences of artificial intelligence

Julia M. Puaschunder (Harvard): Artificial Intelligence Evolution: On the Virtue of Killing in the Artificial Age. Stephen Hawking’s final warning for humanity: AI is coming for us. The five most worrying trends in artificial intelligence right now. Ryan Metz on what you have to fear from artificial intelligence. How frightened should we be of A.I.? Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human — for better and for worse. An AI wake-up call from ancient Greece: Those


Paper Trail

In a letter posted on Literary Hub, Tin House publisher and editor in chief Win McCormack announced that the magazine will discontinue print editions after its twentieth anniversary issue is published next June. McCormack writes that the magazine will continue to publish online, and that money previously used for printing costs will be shifted to

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Outrageous Clarity: The Fictions of Amélie Nothomb

Charlotte ShaneWith Amélie Nothomb’s latest, Strike Your Heart, the Francophone author of twenty-five books seems to have finally found some of the American attention she deserves. (I’m basing this assessment in part

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Double Dare Ya

On the night the French author Virgine Despentes was gang-raped, at age seventeen, she had a switchblade in her pocket but was too terrified to use it. “I am furious with a society that has educated me without ever teaching me to injure a man if he pulls my thighs apart against my will, when that same society has taught me that this is a crime from which I will never recover,” she writes in her sweeping 2006 manifesto/memoir, King Kong Theory.

Interviews

John Keene

The writer, translator, and poet John Keene has long married a daringly experimental style with a commitment to stories that are usually omitted by history’s ellipses. It’s an approach tangible in his work as a translator, where Keene has long expounded the need for English editions of black diasporic authors.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

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The Billy Lee Myth

Tracy Daugherty

The Billy Lee Myth begins with a fact: he was once one of the most engaging young novelists in the country, greeted by some critics as the second coming of F. Scott Fitzgerald. “Brammer’s is a new and major talent, big in scope, big in its promise of even better things to come,” wrote A. C. Spectorsky, a former staffer at the New Yorker.

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