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This week with excerpts from the Voynich manuscript.

 

 

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Essays & Reviews

Hospitality and The Hairworm

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When most people think about bugs, it’s usually about how to get rid of them.

Bees Are Dying

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In response to bees dying globally at an alarming rate, “humans would probably not go extinct” is the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ of apocalyptic diagnoses, the kind of science for which only memes can provide a rational response

Virulence in the Virtual

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Virulent power dynamics manifest in games specifically designed to simulate rape, as well as games that have been modified to include it 

Features

Sunday Reading

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FALSE I AM WHO I AM — NEVER SAID

Hackers Gonna Hack

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Inside the Department of Defense bug bounty program: An interview with Katie Moussouris, Chief Policy Officer for HackerOne and organizer of Hack the Pentagon, the first federal bug bounty.

The New Inquiry Vol. 54: Bugs

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Editorial note to TNI Vol. 54: Bugs

TNI A\V

Video Ten Minutes Older

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Daddy Issue

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&, Meanwhile

“prison is the glue that holds this whole crooked house of cards together”

“Utopian demands are for some the last and only hope.”

“Free the land!”

“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”

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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

Gymnastics, Ideal Girls, and the Signal of Makeup

In The Beheld
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Olympians’ makeup reinforces expected feminine behavior—and contradicts it.

Consistency through adulteration

In Marginal Utility
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Choosing brands helps us forget how we are addicted to fantasy

Fable

In Double Take
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On little devices the people carried around with them, it was all monster all the time.

African Poetry: Safia Elhillo

In Wiathi
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We shall not always mourn feels like an impossible promise—bloodwork.