Looking and Acting: On Ali Smith’s Autumn

By Milo Hicks Reading a new Ali Smith novel always feels like returning to a familiar place. There is the …

Of Exports, Envoys, Boxers, and Books — Midwestern Links to the Middle Kingdom

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom The first English language publication to include a detailed profile of Mao Zedong, Edgar Snow’s Red Star …

Recovering and Tempelhof

By Jennifer Croft Like many, I spent part of the last weekend in January at an airport. Across the country thousands …

Saying is Believing: Voice Recognition Is Changing the Way We Interact

By Candy Lee I recently asked Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated system, three questions: what is the weather today; play me some music …

I Cut and Cut and Cut Away: An Interview with Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno’s first book, O Fallen Angel, was released in 2009 by Chiasmus Press as the winner of its aptly …

The Selfie and the Monument: Shahak Shapira’s YOLOCAUST

By Jason Francisco In mid-January, Israeli satirist Shahak Shapira’s project “YOLOCAUST” shivered across social media. Shapira mined Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, …