The Point, Issue 6

Overview


The Point is a Chicago-based twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture. A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point challenges its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editors—for instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music.

Issue 6 includes Ben Jeffery's critical reflections on Simon Reynolds's Retromania ...

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Overview


The Point is a Chicago-based twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture. A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point challenges its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editors—for instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music.

Issue 6 includes Ben Jeffery's critical reflections on Simon Reynolds's Retromania and pop music's obsession with its own past; Clarisse Thorn's intrepid first-person account of Burning Man; Jonny Thakkar's exploration of what "socialism" might mean for today's politics; Emilie Shumway on her twenty-first century job search; and Jacob Mikanowski on Mad Men's depiction of history. Also, a special presentation by Luc Sante on crime scene photography, Justin Evans's political addendum to the Dictionary of Received Ideas, and a truly remarkable story from Charles Comey about sickness, nutrition, and the search for a truly human food. Then there's our symposium on animals, which asks: What are animals for?, with contributions from Gary Francione, Christine Korsgaard and Alice Crary.

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Editorial Reviews

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PRAISE FOR THE POINT MAGAZINE:

"The Point is subtle and various, empathetic and argumentative, and more unexpected than it seems at first acquaintance." —Times Literary Supplement

"Provocative and eclectic...You are really missing something if you don’t know about this publication." —Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

"A mixture of literary and cultural criticism, written in a learned but far from academic prose." —Scott Esposito, Conversational Reading blog

"I loved the first issue: the intellectual scope of the thing, ranging from classical philosophy to politics and the arts, is massively refreshing." —Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph (London)

"A terrific highbrow periodical. I recommend a subscription." —Johann Hari, The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983913269
  • Publisher: Agate Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Series: The Point Magazine
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.01 (d)

Meet the Author


Jon Baskin, Jonny Thakkar, and Etay Zwick all live in Chicago.
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