Utopianism and utopias.
By: Joshua Glenn
Elaine Showalter on academic novels
Russell Jacoby on utopianism
A scene from BUCKAROO BANZAI (1984)
Games for the adolescent superman.
By: Peggy Nelson
What’s the buzz? A rock opera Burning Man!
“Small, taken one by one, but my god,/ together!”
“This stage was really hell — the fracas of an el / to downtown Boston”
By: Matthew Battles
The history and power of the Occupy libraries.
By: Brian Berger
The copious spirit of a public intellectual and unlikely youth-culture avatar.
Should Democrats look to video games for inspiration?
A vision of knowledge and cooperation, taken by the wind.
A scene from BEACH PARTY (1963)
Skepticism, cynicism, irony, and contempt vs. the BIP
A scene from WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)
Is the thought of a noncapitalist utopia even possible after Stalinism?