The Orange Book

The Orange Book by Allen Tucker. Undated oil on canvas.

Here are a few pieces that have caught the attention of our editorial team this week:


Andy Beckett, “Post-Work: The Radical Idea of a World Without Jobs,” (Guardian)

Alison Croggan, “Now The Sky is Empty,” (overland)

Richard Eldridge, “What Was Liberal Education?” (LARB)

Julie Philipps, “The Subversive Imagination of Ursuala K. Le Guin,” (New Yorker)



Martin Puchner, “The Technological Shift Behind the World’s First Novel” (The Atlantic)

Robert Bird, “Gateless Fortress” (TLS)

Michael Prodger, “The Cavalier Collection” (New Statesman)

Morten Høi Jensen, “Darwin on Endless Trial,” (LARB)

Simon Callow, “The Emperor Robeson” (NYRB)



Kathryn Schulz, “The Lost Giant of American Literature” (New Yorker)

Charlotte Gordon, “Mary Shelley: Abandoned by her creator and rejected by society” (LitHub)

Savannah Marquardt, “The Nashville Parthenon Glorifies Ancient Greece — and the Confederacy” (Eidolon)

Lisa Bitel, “What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment” (The Conversation)



Maximillian Alvarez, “The Year History Died” (The Baffler)

D.J. Fraser, “I Swear to Be Your Citizen Artist” (Canadian Art)

Jack Halberstam, “Towards a Trans* Feminism” (Boston Review)

Margarita Rosa, “Du’as of the Enslaved: The Malê Slave Rebellion in Bahía, Brazil” (Yaqeen Institute)



Shuja Haider, “Postmodernism Did Not Take Place” (Viewpoint).

Daniel Rodgers, Julia Ott, Mike Konczal, NDB Connolly, Timothy Shenk, Forum on Rodgers and ‘Neoliberalism.’ (Dissent).

Colette Shade, “How to Build a Segregated City” (Splinter).

David Shaftel, “All Good Magazines Go to Heaven” (NYTStyle).