Articles in Literature

Revisiting ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’

The quickly-canceled Comedy Central show was raucous, ridiculous, and controversial—and exactly right for the current moment.


Smells Like Team Spirit

A personal essay about childhood, popularity, trailer parks, and the meaning of class.


How The U.S. Trained Killer Cops Across The Hemisphere

It’s not just that our domestic police are brutal. The U.S. has exported its police and military tactics to other countries as well.


The Collecting of Books

My decade-long inconvenient, shameful habit.


Welcome to Pinkertown

Where the data show that everything is A-okay!


The “Replace Bad Things With Good Things” Roundtable

Bad things! We’re all sick of them. Isn’t it high time they were replaced with good things?


The Peculiarity of Gender

It’s a complicated subject! Let’s talk about it.


How Corporations Try To Be More Human Than Humans

The fascinating history of corporate “personhood.”


Personalities For Sale

An investigation into VIDA Select and other dating services, which promise all the thrill of conquest without the mess of effort.


“Cancel Yale” Is Silly—Or Is It?

Conservatives haven’t exposed activists as inconsistent. But why defend a name?


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