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Why These Tweets Are Called My Back

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So-called Toxic Twitter is made up of marginalized women of color for whom

 
 
 
 
social media started out as yelling into the void and became a grassroots movement.

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Essays & Reviews

Distracted by Attention

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As an increasingly transforming metric can attention be understood in terms of an economy?
On Yves Citton’s Pour Une Écologie de l’Attention

The Honeyed Siphon

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For 14 years I have lived a hamfistedly biopolitical life, in which all food is quanta and my blood talks in numbers.

Host in the Shell

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Immune systems don’t make for clean narratives, even as we expect them to keep us pure

Features

Give the Gift of The New Inquiry

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Just in time for the present-giving time of the year, we’re introducing a new way to share The New Inquiry with your loved ones. Sign up for a one-year gift subscription to TNI Magazine on behalf of a loved one for $25.

Call for Papers: Theorizing the Web 2015

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We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the fifth annual Theorizing the Web, to be held April 17 and 18, 2015, in New York City.

Mexico after Ayotzinapa

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The disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, and the revolutionary movement that has followed in its wake, marks the end of Mexico’s sham “transition to democracy”

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Video 7 Years Later

Video “74 Is the New 24” Giorgio Moroder

Audio “Privacy” Raspberry Bulbs

Video JUDEX: There Has Been a Bird

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&, Meanwhile

“build up rebel muscles for the harder and harder fight ahead”

“Hood by hood, block by block, fight the bosses and fight the cops!”

“They didn’t make me an organizer. They made me a convict.”

“Anti-Black racism was built into American police work from the very first day.”

“Your idols will look different in their suits and ties — their trophies and plaques will be scars and bullet wounds, stretch marks and missing teeth, the smiles that make you uncomfortable”

“Kayla from Bleed the Pigs is too aggressive and angry”

“You have a Wilberforce University Faculty ID and 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by police for holding a BB gun.”

“Nothing is purely spontaneous when the people have been self-organizing for 100s of years”

“there’s actually more women than men”

“No seri­ous chal­lenge has yet arisen to this co-opting of the anti-racist legacy.”

“Winners are mad when winning lights the shadows”

“We were small, but not as small as you think”

“I’ve never been told that I’ve gotten a job because of Ghostbusters

“his effort was to make world peace but he got caught up in the Gulf Stream”

“It’s a very small expression of resistance to wear a hat”

“how is this philosophy?”

a “weird crystal” can “absorb all the oxygen in a room”

“the existence of victims after the fact, with their boringly gradual narratives of recovery, dilutes this imperial fantasy”

“a multistory cowboy boot statue, a gorilla and a director’s chair that comfortably seats six people.”

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News

I BURN THE WAY MONEY BURNS @ Lux Salon

Celebrate the Goldstein Scale

Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema with author Tina Hassannia @ Videology (12/14)

Film Premiere: Masha Tupitsyn’s Love Sounds (11/4 + 11/5)

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Blogs

Kenya’s Security Act: Notes

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Kenya’s president, former ICC indictee Uhuru Kenyatta, assented to a very bad law on December 19, 2014.

Spoiler, Serial

In Zunguzungu
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echoes of loss

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we gather for the ungeographies of slow death, fast death, silent death, unseen death, unbearable death: Mpeketoni, Gaza, Ferguson, Peshawar, Mandera

Intelligence

In Double Take
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“So it begins,” a medical officer wrote.