Overview

Baffling the consensus since 1988, this journal seeks to debunk the ideology of the free market and to drive public discourse in literate and humane directions. Issues contain thundering anti-business salvos from the sharpest minds, as well as poetry, literature, and satirical art.

This fifteenth issue, "Civilization with a Krag," published in 2002, ponders what happens when the mundane things of consumer life--dolls, sports, restaurants, pop ...
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The Baffler No. 15

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Overview

Baffling the consensus since 1988, this journal seeks to debunk the ideology of the free market and to drive public discourse in literate and humane directions. Issues contain thundering anti-business salvos from the sharpest minds, as well as poetry, literature, and satirical art.

This fifteenth issue, "Civilization with a Krag," published in 2002, ponders what happens when the mundane things of consumer life--dolls, sports, restaurants, pop music, museums--are given over to the "concept" people to make really big. The results are quintessentially American, and include visits to the Super Bowl, American Girl Place, an Objectivist-owned Chicago hautecuisine joint, and Frank Gehry's McGuggenheim.

Contents:

ESSAYS

Down and Out in the End Zone
Thomas Frank

In the Good Old Wallow Time
Ian Urbina & Chris Toensing

They Live!
Nelson Smith

Making Babies the American Girl® Way
Terri Kapsalis

What About Me?: Memoirs of an Academic Reading Academic Memoirs
Sharon O’Dair

Universal 571: Breaking a Studio's Code
J. D. Connor

Build It and They Will Pay: A Primer on Guggenomics
Andrew Friedman

Charles the Excellent
Martha Bayne

Heat Wave: Death Comes to the City of Extremes
Eric Klinenberg

A Percentage Game
Paul Maliszewski

COLUMNS

THE ROD OF CORRECTION
Cogito Oprah Sum
Chris Lehmann

THE LITERARY VAUDEVILLE
Cop Shoot Cop
Mike Newirth

My Love Is a Free Free Market
Jim Arndorfer

CORDON SANITAIRE
44,000,000 Ronald Reagan Fans Can’t Be Wrong!
Seth Sanders & Mike O’Flaherty

FICTION

Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982
Mahmoud Darwish

Springs
Eileen Myles

POETRY

Columbo in San Cristóbal
David Perry

Junk
Benjamin Friedlander

After Rejection
Chris Stroffolino

Idle Music Is the Devil’s Band
Daniel Bouchard
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014407687
  • Publisher: Baffler, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Martha Bayne is a writer and editor at the Chicago Reader. She often dines on tater tots.

Daniel Bouchard lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is the author of Diminutive Revolutions.

J. D. Connor is working on a book about Hollywood movies in the age of megamergers. He got his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and is currently the “Fray” editor for Slate.

Mahmoud Darwish is the author of 20 volumes of poetry, including the forthcoming collection Unfortunately, It Was Paradise. In 2001 Darwish received the Lannan Foundation’s Prize for Cultural Freedom.

Benjamin Friedlander is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine. His latest book is A Knot Is Not a Tangle.

Terri Kapsalis is the author of Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology at NYU.

Eileen Myles is a poet who lives in New York and a novelist who teaches fiction at the University of California. She recently published two books of poetry, Skies and on my way, and a novel, Cool For You. She is currently working on a novel called The Inferno.

Sharon O’Dair teaches English at the University of Alabama and is author of Class, Critics, Shakespeare: Bottom Lines on the Culture Wars.

David Perry lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of Range Finder.

Thasnai Sethaseree is an artist living in Chicago. His recent projects include Thailand Is Not My Idea (Bangkok, Osaka, and Chicago) and Peneakaraad (Chicago). He is currently participating in the “Under Construction” exhibition at the Asia Center in Tokyo.

Chris Toensing is the editor of The Middle East Report.

Ian Urbina is a journalist in Washington, D.C. based at the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).
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