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<strong>Life with Doris Lessing</strong>. An author attempts to enact her radical concept of freedom. But can a life so liberated regain a conventional shape?

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:35
Life with Doris Lessing. An author attempts to enact her radical concept of freedom. But can a life so liberated regain a conventional shape?

The poet <strong>Joan Murray</strong> died at 24. Her manuscripts, sent to be preserved, apparently fell off the back of a truck. Is it fair, then, to call her a minor poet?

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:35
The poet Joan Murray died at 24. Her manuscripts, sent to be preserved, apparently fell off the back of a truck. Is it fair, then, to call her a minor poet?

Galileo&rsquo;s <strong>invention of the telescope</strong> not only hinted at black magic and broke with the church but upset philosophers as well. &ldquo;To observe through those glasses gives me a headache,&rdquo; said one professor

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:11
Galileo’s invention of the telescope not only hinted at black magic and broke with the church but upset philosophers as well. “To observe through those glasses gives me a headache,” said one professor

<strong>What happens to anthropology</strong> when its fundamental divisions are undone &mdash; when magic and reason, and &ldquo;primitive&rdquo; and &ldquo;modern,&rdquo; no longer organize the field?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:11
What happens to anthropology when its fundamental divisions are undone — when magic and reason, and “primitive” and “modern,” no longer organize the field?

When <strong>fiction fuels the future</strong>. Sun-powered screens, electric weather, telepathy via battery &mdash; by picturing what&rsquo;s to come, does science fiction help us invent it?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:11
When fiction fuels the future. Sun-powered screens, electric weather, telepathy via battery — by picturing what’s to come, does science fiction help us invent it?

Joanna Russ isn't much remembered in the annals of science fiction, nor <strong>women&rsquo;s writing</strong>, and certainly not American literature. But her influence is felt all the same

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:01
Joanna Russ isn't much remembered in the annals of science fiction, nor women’s writing, and certainly not American literature. But her influence is felt all the same

The world&rsquo;s least orthodox literary salon: a fascist lecturing to literary titans in an asylum. Ezra Pound&rsquo;s visitors, the &ldquo;<strong>Ezrologists</strong>,&rdquo; pioneered the tale of the &ldquo;bughouse&rdquo; visit

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:01
The world’s least orthodox literary salon: a fascist lecturing to literary titans in an asylum. Ezra Pound’s visitors, the “Ezrologists,” pioneered the tale of the “bughouse” visit

<strong>Hyper-liberalism</strong> is the academy's legitimating ideology, says John Gray. "The result is a richly entertaining mixture of bourgeois careerism with virtue-signaling self-righteousness"

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:01
Hyper-liberalism is the academy's legitimating ideology, says John Gray. "The result is a richly entertaining mixture of bourgeois careerism with virtue-signaling self-righteousness"