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Time Stands Still at the Super Bowl: Trump, Rules, and the Banality of American Liberalism

Leigh Claire La Berge on the Super Bowl LII and the fetishization of rules.

The Campus Antifascist Network is Winning the Fight Against Fascism at Universities

Founders of the Campus Antifascist Network argues that fascism is not free speech, and that fascists should not be given a platform on University campuses.

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Naked in Portland

By Jerry Harp When my brother-in-law Bob came to town a few years ago, my wife Mary and I managed …

Babies, Bylines, and Life in Smoggy Cities: An Interview with Pallavi Aiyar

I’ve been a fan of Pallavi Aiyar’s writing since 2008.  Back then, she was based in Beijing, reporting for the …

Coastal Elite Elegy

By Joe Donnelly Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. -Alfred North Whitehead Of the many …

Politics and the Stage: The Unflinching Spirit of Democracy Is Alive from Athens to Broadway

By Henry Godinez Since the inception of Democracy in ancient Greece, theater has existed to keep it honest.

Trump and the Fascism of Common Sense

By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee We do not have to reach the excesses of Nineteen Eighty-four to recognize ourselves as beings …

Travel Is Living: How Airbnb Ingeniously Markets to Korea

By Colin Marshall Stuff Koreans Like, a short-lived imitator of the mid-2000s satirical blog Stuff White People Like, only took …