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Super Position

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A bad guy, maybe a crime boss, more often a powerful supervillain, embarks on a project of world conquest, destruction, theft, extortion, or revenge. The hero is alerted to the danger…

 

 

In honor of National Superhero Day, a classic TNI essay on the politics of capped crusaders

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Essays & Reviews

Future Games

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What makes conservative retro farming simulators so popular?

The Viral Virus

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Content mills turn out listicles and articles inviting us to assess our mental condition — and share it. When the mechanisms of social media tempt us to self-diagnose for attention, how can we tell when we are really afflicted?

The Chaparral Insurgents of South Texas

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A new exhibit cops to state-sanctioned murder, but not vulnerability

Features

Sunday Reading

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Sunday Reading

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Once a year Sunday happens twice on Sunday a year

Sunday Reading

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Sixty percent of the time, Sunday Reading happens every time

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“At its white heart trans is a regime of gender legibility”

“All we have to do is invite ourselves to his place to have a drink. The revolution is now.”

“This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America”

“Maintain the sharp boy/girl product division.”

“forced to quit her job at Starbucks because fans memorized her schedule”

“a desperate attempt to stay relevant on my part”

“we’re of the by-any-means-necessary vein, and we literally do mean by any means necessary”

“It is no longer the time to be silent at the water cooler.”

“if whites give me a Pulitzer Prize then I got to figure out what I did wrong.”

“Black creativity has always managed to deploy itself in confined spaces. I am talking about Vines, web series and music videos.”

“For blackness the human/animal binary is not only collapsed”

“will never be inconvenient or angry or vocal”

“rebellions in the last years have jumped leaps and bounds past the established ideas”

“I refuse to believe that the system that we’re in is the only option that we have.”

“I am not writing reviews for The New Inquiry”

“Here is the reason why workers feel so insecure, today”

“The mother is a labourer”

“Our collective and interdependent force is energizing”

“The point…is to reclaim their own power and reduce dependence on state institutions”

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News

Reading a Draft @ Printed Matter

RUPTURES: Between the City and the Art World

“The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor” London book launch

Little Magazines and the Conversation of Culture in America

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Blogs

The overload

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Information overload is how social media becomes TV

Contortions of self-consciousness

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Getting around to the impossible demand to act natural

A Contrary Image of Steaming Excrement

In The Austerity Kitchen
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Let it move you

Guest Post: The Politics of Tibetan “Plateau Redness”

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The debate surrounding “plateau redness” of Tibetan faces is part of the long history of situating women’s bodies at the center of the struggle against colonialization.