Atlantic’s Goldberg: We’re Not Joining the Trump ‘Resistance’

The Atlantic won’t be joining “The Resistance” against President Donald Trump, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg said Monday evening at an event hosted by the University of Chicago. A student asked Goldberg how journalistic institutions like The Atlantic can appeal to parts of the electorate that now seem to reject the media in toto. Goldberg… Read More Atlantic’s Goldberg: We’re Not Joining the Trump ‘Resistance’

The Hitler Proposition: Would You Kill A Man Who Wants to Kill 3 Million People?

There’s a popular question, one that will make people think and debate, one that can still be asked in mixed company of all political persuasions, religions, and identities. No one will take offense to this question, as it is thought of as a philosophical in nature. It’s a moral question, really, on whether or not… Read More The Hitler Proposition: Would You Kill A Man Who Wants to Kill 3 Million People?

Colson Whitehead: ‘I’m Sticking to My Truth. The Larger, American Truth’

There’s no pleasant sheen on slavery in Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. It’s harrowing, it’s cataclysmic, and it’s painful. The spark of slavery rebellion or even banding together for familial support is close to nonexistent. The want to escape exists in few, mainly those who had tasted freedom. Most look to survive and avoid beatings. Once slaves escape, they fight to avoid capture or lynchings.
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Everyone’s a Critic: A.O. Scott Discusses the Role of Criticism in Modern Society

by Hal Conick “We’re too inclined to see art as an ornament,” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott said. “We trivialize art, we venerate nonsense, we can’t see past our own bullshit.” Scott, reading from his new book “Better Living Through Criticism” at the The Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, is… Read More Everyone’s a Critic: A.O. Scott Discusses the Role of Criticism in Modern Society