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February 27, 2017

Mark O’Connell Doesn’t Want to Be a Cyborg: The Millions Interview 2

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I think that artificial intelligence, when it comes — and it will come, I believe — is going to displace huge numbers of workers. And that’s a crisis, but it’s also a crisis that’s inherent in the logic of capitalism.

February 24, 2017

Ethel Rohan Wants You to Know What It’s Like to Be Marginalized: The Millions Interview 0

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I think fiction does have that power to humanize, to generate empathy.

February 23, 2017

Surviving Trump: Masha Gessen Wants You to Remember the Future 1

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It’s taken Americans a while to understand how Trump lies, that he doesn’t lie in order to make you believe what he is saying. He lies in order to assert power over reality.

February 17, 2017

Heather O’Neill Wants You to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder: The Millions Interview 0

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Whenever I finish a book, I put it down and the world seems to explode with new meanings. On some level, literature assumes that every reader is a child.

February 15, 2017

Alana Massey Says Bitches: Be Crazy 2

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Men are much more likely to believe sex work is not work. They don’t want to believe that it is laborious to engage with them. They believe their beating hearts are fascinating and that they should fascinate whomever they are fascinated by. They don’t understand how ordinary they are.

February 10, 2017

Borges, Burgin, and Infinity 2

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None of his books of fiction got the attention that the Borges book did. But, he says with a smile, ‘I’ve never met a writer who feels like he or she got as much as they deserved.’

February 7, 2017

Form Reveals Poems for the Machines They Are: The Millions Interviews Saara Myrene Raappana 1

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I’m for the usefulness that can be found in what’s broken. I’ll stand for that any day.

February 6, 2017

Free Speech Is a Black-and-White Issue: The Millions Interviews Paul Auster 2

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Our country is built on these two primal sins: the sin of slavery and the sin of genocide. We can’t really become a fully functioning, mature country unless we own up to how we started.

January 26, 2017

Across the Boundaries: A Conversation with Sonya Chung and Rion Amilcar Scott 0

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Ordinary people don’t go out looking for mythical drug dealers after mistaken identity encounters; that’s an insane thing to do and I don’t recommend it.

January 19, 2017

Surviving Trump: Lewis Lapham Wants Democracy to Rise from the Ashes 3

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Our problem is how do we make a political discourse out of emojis?