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Art for the End Times

We’re going to address how we talk and how we think about art and culture, especially at this time when it feels like maybe the world is ending.

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We talk about Harry Potter, literary fandom, and how we handle “The Death of the Author” in a social media era when the author is very much alive and spouting bigoted opinions.

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Libraries are one of the few remaining spaces where people can gather for free and access a plethora of socialized resources—and they are under constant attack.

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Moral panic at the disco! Comic books in the end times

A Tennessee school board’s decision to ban Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer prize-winning Maus has caused a national outcry, but this is not the first time comics have become the focus of America’s moral hysterics.

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Fiction in the time of climate chaos

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