Tamales are for Eating, Not Walking
Of all the sounds you can wake up to in Mexico City, my favorite by far is the distant shout of the local vendor slowly approaching your street, yelling “tamales.”
How Did Star Wars Get Serious?
A long and semi-fanatical discussion about the thrilling bleakness of ANDOR
Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic
Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.
REVEALED: Oil Industry Lobbying Group Funded ‘Dark Money’ Ad Campaign for Conservative Democrats
The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.
Twitter Is a Transnational Company
Musk has tried to ingratiate himself with authoritarians the world over.
Through a Loophole by Brute Force: The Case That Ended Trial By Combat
“Not guilty, and I am ready to defend the same with my body.”
Writer Wendy C. Ortiz traces the development of her rebellious spirit and schools us in fascism’s ties to the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Nigeria Prize 2022: Garlands for New Blood
If it wasn’t obvious enough that the leading poetic voices on the continent now belong to a new generation of writers bred in the jungles of the internet and raised in the angst of 21st-century dilemmas and preoccupations, the new NLNG prize shortlist has made it clearer.
“Mountain Woman” Depicts Human Cruelty and Desperation in a Japanese Village
With its story about an outcast family, “Mountain Woman” explores humanity’s darkness against a beautiful backdrop of Japan’s countryside
HOLDING LIFE LIGHTLY: CRYBABY WILL DRY OUR TEARS
Miah Jeffra reviews Cheryl Klein's fertility and cancer memoir "Crybaby", an exploration of cancer, fertility, eating disorder, queer desire, and the self.
‘Same As It Always Is’—Manny Kirchheimer’s New York, and His Pandemic Time Warp
“New York is so rich, and I couldn’t afford to travel so New York became my movie set.”
Mediaquake: The Long View of Media Reform
A Q+A with Carla Murphy, Rutgers University
Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet
The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.