The Uncanny City

A new translation of the 1970s horror novel The Twenty Days in Turin is an eerily resonant read in 2017.

Truth to Power

Fifty years ago today, Noam Chomsky published his landmark antiwar essay, “The Responsibility of Intellectuals.”

Paleocons for Porn

The new online right draws on transgressive aesthetics to rebrand conservative politics. It’s a contradiction that won’t hold.

Free Tibet

Yes, Richard Gere is annoying. No, there isn’t a credible left defense of continued Chinese rule in Tibet.

The Legacy of Malcolm X

Malcolm X died 52 years ago today, just as he was moving toward revolutionary ideas that challenged oppression in all its forms.