De Man Versus Big Data

Jonathan Freedman arrives late, in more ways than one, to an appreciation of Paul de Man. I would suggest that … More

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall, the godfather of multi-culturalism and coiner of the term "Thatcherism," has died at age 82.  If you were … More

Goodbye Pnin

John Dugdale traces the history of the campus novel, which is pretty short. It had a brief flowering in the … More

Research Wants to Be Free

As we’ve learned from Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job, Harvard and Columbia professors gave scholarly cover to corporate financial practices that … More

Deconstruction and Politics

A couple of days ago–I’m just catching up now after dealing with a work crisis and general exhaustion–Stanley Fish blogged … More

Hadid in the Big 10

Every designer knows the phenomenon of the three proposals: the first is a radical one that the customer is too … More