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Japanese American Historical Plaza


What did Japanese people give the state while interned?





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Invisible Images (Your Pictures Are Looking at You)


Automated images don’t just simply represent things—they actively intervene in everyday life.

The Scapegoating Machine


Peter Thiel’s philosophical mentor explains Trump, Gawker, and social media

Hillbilly Ethnography


A well-meaning, best-selling memoir promotes dangerous myths about racial determinism and racial innocence that form the bedrock of Trumpism


Editors’ Note, Vol. 57: Science/Fiction


The genre of science fiction might represent our post-truth regime more accurately than either disjointed discipline.

Deregulated Votes


How states voted with unregulated voting machines and deregulated voter protections

Sunday Reading


Truths that tell a deeper lie

&, Meanwhile

“twisting everything into a confusing, funhouse-mirror Wild West of morality-based, selectively applied regulations where everything is allowed for some, nothing for others”

“Flag-burning has no such history. It has, in fact, no history of being directed against any target but the government.”

A Recount?

“He borrows from her methods, even as he condemns and trivializes their existence.”

“Please show us that you see us. Please do all you can to stop this.”

“What Women Used Before They Could Use the Law”

“A united front against fascism has never really worked out well for those of us who want to destroy more than just fascism.”

“white misery desires multicultural company”

Bullshit White Ally T-Shirt

“Facebook is for engagement, not truth.”

“we have failed to notice the facts right in front of our faces: the uniquely parallel structures, the same winners, the similar losers, the crimes, the human degradation. We are already living in our very own, cruel 21st-century Supermanagerial Reich.”

“Thanksgiving is the festival of white reconciliation.”

“The #poorwhite has no excuse.”

“A puppet is quite frankly the best candidate to play the principal role in a puppet’s theater.”

“They would find creative ways to weaponize their privilege (or more clearly, their rewards of being part of an oppressor class) as an expression of social war. “

“All we can do now is support our communities, organize, and brace ourselves. And by ‘organize,’ I mean do whatever the fuck black and brown women tell us to do.”

“the right doesn’t have a monopoly on political fictions presented as fact”

“more people need to take more precautions, not just to protect ourselves, but each other”

“We are hearing white supremacy. It is the present.”



We’re Celebrating 50 Issues and You’re Invited

Reading a Draft @ Printed Matter

RUPTURES: Between the City and the Art World

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



Video Ten Minutes Older


Daddy Issue

Video The Party



None of You

In Zunguzungu

Doing the impossible in the Anthropocene: Henrietta Rose-Innes’ Nineveh.

Thanksgiving is Bullshit

In Zunguzungu

But you already knew that.

Lady Science no. 26(1): Plants, Domesticity, and the Female Poisoner

In Lady Science

When I saw that the new character in the Clue board game was going to be a woman botanist with an affinity for poison, I thought it sounded very, tiredly familiar. This is not to say that the addition of a woman scientist to a board game should not be considered progress—even in a game

Lady Science no. 26(2): Lady Wranglers

In Lady Science

Lady Wranglers After excelling at math throughout elementary school, my eighth grade Honors Algebra teacher – a woman – proclaimed that girls were not capable of the abstraction required by mathematics from that point on. My story was not – and is not – uncommon. Girls and young women are still discouraged from math at