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Bird’s Eye View: Jonathan Franzen Looks Down on Climate Activism - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The End of the End of the Earth By Jonathan Franzen Published 11.13.2018 Farrar, Straus and Giroux 240 Pages"
book  review  essay  environmental  activism 
9 days ago by tsuomela
Can Stoicism Make Us Happy? | The Nation
A strong critique that ancient Greek stoicism cannot be applied to 21c life because the Greek view was strongly connected to a divine and providential world as created by Zeus.
book  review  stoicism  philosophy  religion  ontology 
11 days ago by tsuomela
A Sadistic Master Storyteller | The New Republic
"THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MACHADO DE ASSIS by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, edited by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin PattersonLiveright, 960 pp., $35.00"
book  review  fiction  19c  country(Brazil) 
13 days ago by tsuomela
Book Review: 'Future Sounds: The Story of Electronic Music' - The Atlantic
"Future Sounds: The Story of Electronic Music From Stockhausen to Skrillex by David Stubbs Faber & Faber "
book  review  electronic  music  history 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
Relationship Counseling for the Apocalypse - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Sustainability A Love Story By Nicole Walker Published 08.17.2018 Mad Creek Books 288 Pages"
book  review  anthropocene  climate-change  relationship 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power By Shoshana Zuboff Published 01.15.2019 PublicAffairs 704 Pages"
book  review  internet  technology-effects  social-media  surveillance  business-model  capitalism 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
Feasting on Precarity - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Uberland How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work By Alex Rosenblat Published 10.23.2018 University of California Press 296 Pages"
book  review  work  labor  technology  arbitrage  regulation  rhetoric  law 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
Why Are Conservatives So Afraid of Higher Education? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Diversity Delusion How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture By Heather Mac Donald Published 09.04.2018 St. Martin’s Press 288 Pages"
book  review  academia  conservative  declension-narrative 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
Understanding Society: The research university
"Jason Owen-Smith's recent Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future "
book  review  university  research  innovation 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
What Does Literary Studies Know? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Paper Minds Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness By Jonathan Kramnick Published 09.07.2018 University of Chicago Press 208 Pages"
book  review  literary-criticism  philosophy 
9 weeks ago by tsuomela
Retirement in America? Too Expensive. | The New Republic
"GRINGOLANDIA: LIFESTYLE MIGRATION UNDER LATE CAPITALISM by Matthew HayesUniversity of Minnesota Press, 276 pp., $26.00"
book  review  retirement  economics  foreign-policy  immigration  poverty 
12 weeks ago by tsuomela
Science’s Freedom Fighters - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Freedom’s Laboratory The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science By Audra J. Wolfe Published 11.18.2018 Johns Hopkins University Press 312 Pages"
book  review  sts  science  history  cold-war  propaganda 
november 2018 by tsuomela
The Gospel According to Mark Fisher
"A review of k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016), edited by Darren Ambrose (Repeater Books, 2018)"
book  review  cultural-theory  criticism  politics 
november 2018 by tsuomela
Time for Another Reinvention | Dissent Magazine
"Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism by Stephanie L. Mudge Harvard University Press, 2018, 524 pp"
book  review  leftism  socialism  history 
november 2018 by tsuomela
The Limits of Liberal History | Current Affairs
Review of 'These Truths: A history of the United States' by Jill Lepore
book  review  history  america  labor 
november 2018 by tsuomela
Almost Too Sober: On the Appeal of Stoicism - Los Angeles Review of Books
"How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life By A. A. Long, Epictetus Published 10.30.2018 Princeton University Press 232 Pages"
book  review  stoicism  philosophy  history 
november 2018 by tsuomela
Wageless Life - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict By Phil A. Neel Published 05.15.2018 Reaktion Books 192 Pages"
book  review  precarity  captitalism  poverty  work  labor 
november 2018 by tsuomela
The Value of W, or, Interdisciplinary Engagements on Culture - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind By Kevin Laland Published 03.07.2017 Princeton University Press 464 Pages"
book  review  culture  evolution  biology  humanism  interdisciplinary 
november 2018 by tsuomela
The Supernatural as Natural, Healthy, and Banal - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World By Clay Routledge Published 07.02.2018 Oxford University press 240 Pages"
book  review  religion  supernatural  experience  meaning 
november 2018 by tsuomela
Dear Reader, Are You Reading? - The Scholarly Kitchen
"MaryAnne Wolf’s Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018) "
book  review  reading  psychology  cognitive-science 
october 2018 by tsuomela
Will a robot take your job? | Inside Story
"2062: The World that AI Made By Toby Walsh | Black Inc. | $34.99 | 336 pages Made by Humans: The AI Condition By Ellen Broad | Melbourne University Press | $29.99 | 277 pages The Future of Everything: Big, Audacious Ideas for a Better World By Tim Dunlop | NewSouth | $29.99 | 272 pages"
books  review  artificial-intelligence  work  labor 
september 2018 by tsuomela
The Fight for Our Eyeballs - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Stand Out of Our Light Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy By James Williams Published 05.31.2018 Cambridge University Press 144 Pages"
book  review  technology-critique  social-media  attention  business  advertising 
september 2018 by tsuomela
Divided We Stand : Democracy Journal
"The Polarizers: Postwar Architects of Our Partisan Era By Sam Rosenfeld • University Of Chicago Press • 336 pages • $30"
book  review  history  political-science  partisanship 
september 2018 by tsuomela
Humanity’s Halting Problem, Adam Riggio « Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
"Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger have written Re-Engineering Humanity as a sustained and multifaceted critique of how contemporary trends in internet technology are slowly but surely shrinking the territory of human autonomy. Their work is a warning, as well as a description, of how internet technologies that ostensibly make our lives easier do so by taking control of our lives away from our self-conscious decision-making."
book  review  technology  technology-critique  big-data 
september 2018 by tsuomela
A Pioneer of Paranoia | The New Republic
"PALE HORSE RIDER: WILLIAM COOPER, THE RISE OF CONSPIRACY, AND THE FALL OF TRUST IN AMERICA by Mark JacobsonBlue Rider Press, 384 pp., $27.00"
book  review  conspiracy  american-studies  ufos 
august 2018 by tsuomela
What Makes Hunting So Divisive | The New Republic
"THE FAIR CHASE: THE EPIC STORY OF HUNTING IN AMERICA by Philip DrayBasic Books, 416 pp., $32.00"
book  review  american-studies  sports  environmental  history 
august 2018 by tsuomela
Taking Philosophy Forward - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Taking Back Philosophy A Multicultural Manifesto By Bryan W. Van Norden Published 12.05.2017 Columbia University Press 248 Pages"
book  review  philosophy  multiculturalism 
august 2018 by tsuomela
After the Financial Crisis, A Decade of Damage | The New Republic
"CRASHED: HOW A DECADE OF FINANCIAL CRISES CHANGED THE WORLD by Adam ToozeViking, 720 pp., $35.00"
book  review  recession  history  2000s  finance  economics  politics 
august 2018 by tsuomela
Assembling a New Left - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Assembly By Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri Published 09.01.2017 Oxford University Press 368 Pages"
book  review  politics  sociology 
august 2018 by tsuomela
Media democratization and the rise of Trump | ROUGH TYPE
"The following review of the book Trump and the Media appeared originally, in a slightly different form, in the Los Angeles Review of Books."
book  review  technology-effects  media-studies  journalism 
august 2018 by tsuomela
A Tale of Two States - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Fall of Wisconsin:The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics By Dan Kaufman Published 07.10.2018 W. W. Norton & Company 336 Pages State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future By Manuel Pastor Published 04.03.2018 The New Press 288 Pages"
books  review  political-science  state 
august 2018 by tsuomela
The American Scholar: Too Much Information - Howard P. Segal
"The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do by Edward Tenner; Knopf, 282 pp., $27.95"
book  review  efficiency  technology-effects 
august 2018 by tsuomela
I’ll Be Watching You
Review of Dragonfly Eyes by Xu Bing. A film made up of surveillance footage.
review  surveillance  film  movie  cinema 
july 2018 by tsuomela
American Scientist
"MARKETING THE MOON: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program. David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek. xiv + 130 pp. MIT Press, 2014. $39.95."
book  review  space  history  technology  marketing  nasa 
july 2018 by tsuomela
The Author Is Not as Dead as Claimed - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Varieties of Authorial Intention Literary Theory Beyond the Intentional Fallacy By John Farrell Published 03.18.2017 Palgrave Macmillan 274 Pages"
book  review  literature  criticism  authors  intention 
july 2018 by tsuomela
The American Academic Mistaken for a Spy | The New Republic
"MY LIFE AS A SPY: INVESTIGATIONS IN A SECRET POLICE FILE by Katherine VerderyDuke University Press Books, 344 pp., $27.95"
book  review  cold-war  history  anthropology  spying 
july 2018 by tsuomela
The Remaking of Class | The New Republic
"AMITY AND PROSPERITY: ONE FAMILY AND THE FRACTURING OF AMERICA By Eliza Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 336 pp., $27 CLASS MATTERS: THE STRANGE CAREER OF AN AMERICAN DELUSION By Steve Fraser Yale University Press, 288 pp., $25 HINTERLAND: AMERICA’S NEW LANDSCAPE OF CLASS AND CONFLICT By Phil A. Neel Reaktion, 192 pp., $20"
boos  review  american-studies  class  politics  labor  rural  inequality 
june 2018 by tsuomela
The 200-Year Legal Struggle That Led to Citizens United | The New Republic
"WE THE CORPORATIONS: HOW AMERICAN BUSINESSES WON THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS by Adam Winkler Liveright, 496 pp., $28.95"
corporation  law  people  supreme-court  book  review 
june 2018 by tsuomela
Down and Out in Silicon Valley - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Live Work Work Work Die A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley By Corey Pein Published 04.24.2018 Metropolitan Books 320 Pages"
book  review  silicon-valley  technology-critique  work  labor 
june 2018 by tsuomela
The Seymour Hersh Weekly | The New Republic
"REPORTER by Seymour M. HershKnopf, 368 pp., $27.95"
book  review  journalism  autobiography  history 
june 2018 by tsuomela
Is Your Job a Bunch of B.S.? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Bullshit Jobs A Theory By David Graeber Published 05.15.2018 Simon & Schuster 368 Pages"
book  review  work  labor  jobs  bullshit  purpose  meaning  economics 
may 2018 by tsuomela
The Persistence of Whitewashing | The New Republic
"DENMARK VESEY’S GARDEN: SLAVERY AND MEMORY IN THE CRADLE OF THE CONFEDERACY by Ethan J. Kytle and Blain RobertsThe New Press, 464 pp., $28.99"
book  review  american-studies  america  history  race  slavery  memory 
may 2018 by tsuomela
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