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 sixteenth issue, "NASCAR, How Proud a Sound!" published in 2003, contains the following essays, short stories, and poems:
Shrill and Shriller
In Memoriam: HLM
Facts on the Ground
The Bubble that Tony Built
Literature and Democracy
Starving to Death on Red Herring
Kenneth Neil Cukier
Same as the Old Boss
Flexibility and Its Discontents
Go West, Everyone ...
Long Live Socialist Realism
THE LITERARY VAUDEVILLE
Pop Goes the Weasel
Ana Marie Cox
Andrea Brady teaches at Brunel University in Uxbridge, England. “Park American Dream” is from her collection Vacation of a Lifetime (Salt).
Nick Cohen writes for the Guardian. His new book, Pretty Straight Guys, will be published by Faber & Faber in October.
Ana Marie Cox’s resume is littered with failed hipster-paradise dot-coms such as Feed and Suck. She has not learned her lesson and continues publishing at theanticmuse.com.
Kenneth Neil Cukier, a writer based in Boston and Paris, is working on a book about the Internet and international relations.
Steve Featherstone is a writer and photographer. He lives in upstate New York.
Ada Rima Grybauskas is a Chicago artist and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her current work investigates ideologies of celebration, patriotism, and empire.
Jamie Kalven is the author of Working With Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence and an advisor to the resident council of the Stateway Gardens public housing development in Chicago.
Kevin Mattson teaches American history at Ohio University and is the author of Intellectuals in Action and a co-editor of Steal This University.
A member of the second generation New York School, Bernadette Mayer’s many books include Story, Moving, Memory, Studying Hunger and The Bernadette Mayer Reader (New Directions).
Juliana Spahr is the author of Puck You-Aloha-I Love You (Wesleyan), Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (University of Alabama), and Reponse (Sun & Moon).
Dubravka Ugresic is writer who writes in Croatian (and sometimes in English) and lives in Amsterdam. Her most recent book is Thank You for Not Reading (Dalkey Archive Press).
Laurie Weeks lives in New York City and was a contributor to the screenplay for Boys Don’t Cry. She is currently finishing her first novel, Zipper Mouth, from which THE BAFFLER’S excerpt is taken; as well as a book of short stories, Debbie’s Barium Swallow or, I Know I Am A Flower.