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Mother’s Day: A Manifesto of Sorts

A few days earlier, my husband looked at the calendar, and then up at me with slight alarm: "It's Mother's Day this Sunday, what...

Lonely Connect

The polar explorer Felicity Aston is the first woman to traverse Antarctica solo and the first human to do so under her own muscle alone. I...

The Happy Slave: or, Khaleesi’s American Dilemma

Avidly is very avid about Game of Thrones.  This is our second piece anticipating Sunday's premiere; find the first here. --Eds. What does it matter, to...

Moonlighting

In December 2013, the journalist Yasmin Nair wrote a response on her blog to the magazine Jacobin killing one of her articles, entitled “On...

17 Endangered Species That Are Also Bands

1: Alabama Heelsplitter This richly colored Gulf mussel, with a shell like polished leather in a college library, plays bluegrass with a strain of Lynyrd...

Disrupting the Higher Education Content Cycle

Nicholas Kristof spent the weekend reviving the old canard that academics have removed themselves from the public sphere through obscure prose and interests. Among...