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n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political statement, essays, artwork, poetry, e-book experiences, and brief fiction. it's released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its web site numerous occasions each one week. every one print factor averages round 2 hundred pages in length.


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Issue Six - Mainstream, wintry weather 2008: 194 pgs

The “hype cycle” because the emotional lifetime of capitalism, the dying and lifetime of ebook reviewing. Is international warming a “politics of fear”? Cho Seung-Hui. Gawker. Caleb Crain’s novella, Helen DeWitt’s new novel.


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FDR was, in his way, the closest thing the US had to a dictator before the time of George W. Bush. Elected to four terms in office, working with Democratic majorities in both houses for his key legislation, he was also the progenitor of a failed and utterly illegal and unconstitutional attempt to pack the Supreme Court when it got in his way. The steady expansion of executive power in the US in the 20th century has meant that Presidents can rub up against these opportunities of emergency power with increasing frequency, even when the electorate hasn’t voted them in with large legislative majorities to back their programs.

Ethan had left New Providence High School in central New Jersey for the progressive utopia of Simon’s Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Simon’s Rock was a school for high school juniors and seniors ready for college-level work, a refuge for brilliant misfits, wounded prodigies, and budding homosexuals. Ethan was a pretty bright kid, brighter than me, but mostly he was a budding homosexual. ” This was not a reference to E. M. Forster’s frank novel of gay love, but to Maurice Cheeks, the great Philadelphia 76ers point guard.

And it was all in the name of good fun. “Destruction, obliteration,” cheered business guru Tom Peters in Liberation Management (1992). ” Under the now inescapable rubric of cost cutting, corporations poured money into cheap systems furniture, putting more and more of their employees in Action Office–type spaces. Naturally, the cubicles themselves got smaller. Between 1999 and 2006, the average size of a cubicle decreased from 90 square feet to 75. ” By 2006, polls would report that half of Americans believed their bathroom was larger than their cubicle; indeed, one wonders to what extent the extravagant growth of the American bathroom, and of the suburban home in general, is partly a reaction against the shrinking of cubicles, where the owners of those bathrooms spend so much of their time.

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