Social media "mobs" are relatively powerless. Why is there so much fear of them?
Louis CK wasn't a misogynist, he joked *about* misogyny; he wasn't a racist, he was drawing attention to the ridiculousness of racism. Lots of people bought into this act. I did, too.
Year after year, thousands of firms across the economy swallow their competitors or other businesses in the supply chain to control more of their market.
People pay for Bullshit Financial Products because they think they're getting something for their money, but actually aren't.
How speculative fiction lost its ability to imagine alternatives to capitalism.
A contemporary cult of neo-domesticity appears intent on undermining the difficulty and complexity of traditionally feminine labor by insisting upon the myth of effortlessness.
We could do as the Athenians once did, and select our legislators like we select our jurors: by picking citizens off a list, and asking them to govern.
At this point, the most tiresome and ineffectual observation one can make is that many things Donald Trump says are untrue. It’s tiresome because people have been pointing this out every single day.
Movie depictions of September 11th tend to offer a comfort we don’t deserve.
The American elite can’t get enough of a musical that flatters their political sensibilities and avoids discomforting truths.
Today’s "patrons of the arts" are less interested in opera and ballet, and more interested in novelty furniture and enormous sculptures of their own faces.