Automated images don't just simply represent things—they actively intervene in everyday life.
The scoop on how a familiar frozen treat once got respectable folk all hot under the collar
In the context of romantic high fantasy, the show’s sado-masochistic narrative engine had a moderately subversive purpose.
Kids are uploading their adolescence in real-time, and the Internet refuses to forget. Will it change the way we live as adults?
There’s nothing there already
The Internet delivered on its promise of community for blind people, but accessibility is easy to overlook.
Finally published, Foucault's lecture notes from 1970–71, his first year teaching at the Collège de France, demolish the caricatures of his thought
If stealing is wrong, then American society doesn't want to be right
Prisons and Shakespeare go hand in hand, but who's learning what when Hamlet is an inmate?
Philosopher David Benatar makes the logical case for nonexistence. He may have a point.
Every love story is a cop story.
Rape is often regarded as the worst thing that can happen to a woman, a sort of spiritual murder
In a dry landscape, men work. With axes, hammers, and other tools, they break stones.
The idea that we can no longer access unmediated “real life” is a pretense that allows us to congratulate ourselves for our disconnection.
By all accounts, Susan Sontag found being alone intolerable. Solitude is a problem for writers generally, and men are often worse at being alone than women.
We live in the age of the sociopath. They are dominant figures on television and appear within essentially every television genre. An excerpt