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

November 12, 2015

On November 19th join TNI editor Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, writer Guy Mannes-Abbot (Gulf Labor Coalition), editor Anthony Downey (Ibraaz) and James lynch (Amnesty Internationl) for the London book launch of Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor hosted by Ibraaz.

The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor is a chronicle of a campaign at the forefront of a new wave of worldwide cultural activism. The Gulf Labor Coalition is a cosmopolitan group of artists and writers who are pressuring Western cultural institutions, including the Louvre, Guggenheim, British Museum and New York University, over their exploitation of the migrant workers building their outposts on Saadiyat Island – the so-called ‘Island of Happiness’ off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Venue Address: Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA. Time: 6:30 pm

Little Magazines and the Conversation of Culture in America

November 6, 2015


The New School for Social Research presents a conference called “little magazines & The Conversation of Culture in America,” Thursday November 12 – Friday November 13 2015. The conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of Salmagundi & the launch of the new M.A. in Creative publishing & critical journalism at the New School for Social Research.

This two-day event ignites the conversation between contemporary journalisms and politics for a celebration of NSSR’s newly launched M.A. in Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism, concurrent with the 50th anniversary of the legendary Salmagundi Magazine.

The Thursday evening event takes place in Wollman Hall, and will be available via livestream here.
Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Introduction by James Miller

“The fate of ideas today,” opening address: Robert Boyers, editor of Salmagundi and Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters at Skidmore College

Panel discussion:

Chair: Rachel Rosenfelt, Adjunct Professor at The New School for Social Research and founder of The New Inquiry magazine

Jackson Lears, editor of Raritan

Mark Greif, co-founder of n + 1

Heidi Julavitz, editor of The Believer

For Friday:

See the description for events on Friday, November 13 in Wolff Conference Room (1103, 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY).

This special event is free and open to all.


Theorizing the Web 2016

November 5, 2015


The sixth annual Theorizing the Web event will be held April 15 and 16, 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.

Read more about the event here. Most simply, TtW is a DIY event run by a small volunteer committee. The event is public, accessible, concerned with social power and inequality, and highlights thoughtful, critical ideas about technology and society. 

The Call for Papers is here. Please share this with anyone you think would like to submit or attend.



Tow Center For Digital Journalism Presents: Race and New Media

October 29, 2015
RaceDigitalMedia [1]
November 11th, 6pm, World Room, Pulitzer Hall/Journalism 
Presented by the MA Program in American Studies, the Center for Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism “Race and New Media” is a panel discussion of identity and new digital publishing formats. The panel will feature Minh-Ha T. Pham of Pratt University , Susan E. McGregor of Columbia, Lisa Lucas publisher  of Guernica and TNI editor in chief Ayesha Siddiqi. The panelists will be speaking about their own experience as well as their sense of the way race works in the new media landscape.
To guarantee admission, please RSVP here 
For more information, please contact:
Matt Sandler,


October 20, 2015


To celebrate the release of our November issue, DIG, we will be hosting the U.S. premiere of contributor Anna Zett’s film, This Unwieldy Object, plus a screening of her DINOSAUR.GIF at Videology in Williamsburg. In This Unwieldy Object, the animated dinosaurs of Hollywood cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial history. You follow the protagonist on a road trip into the dusty heart of the USA, where fossil traders, sculptors and scientists are trying to reconstruct the plot of natural history. As she starts to get carried away by her own theories, the screen itself turns into a virtual dig site for unwieldy objects between science and fiction, trauma and entertainment, the remote past and the near future. Watch the trailer here.

Monday, November 9th
7 pm
308 Bedford Ave