Remember when journalism and cultural criticism provided a valued, stable career—when writers could be paid to say what they please, free from editorial meddling from management, and be paid for it? Neither do we. (We're millenials here at the SSP blog.) But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight for journalists’ labor rights today and in the future.
Fake news have been in the news a lot lately. Whether we're talking about Trump's characterization of Russian meddling in the election or news feed headlines that put the National Review to shame, the impartiality and veracity of the media we consume is suddenly an open question. It didn't always used to be that way. At least not with the staid and storied New York Times.
Hankering for a new online lit blog to whet your insatiable appetite for thoughtful features, reviews of under-the-radar fiction, and interviews with young upstart scribblers? We thought you might be.
Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country
, Chavisa Woods's incredible new book of short stories, is out this week. Among those taking notice are Lambda Literary's Sara Rauch, who describes the book as "nuanced and provocative, heartfelt and funny and wise."
Last night, Jews Queers Germans
author Martin Duberman
spoke with the brilliant Masha Gessen, author of The Brothers
, among others. Check out a few choice pics below! Images courtesy of Public Impact Media. You can buy a copy of Jews Queers Germans at
25% off here
and check out Gessen's twitter for all her latest work here