JB: “I worry very much that we will not solve the wage-gap problem, that the people who are running the robots while they’re talking about UBI [universal basic income] will still be so enamored of what they’ve created that wages will remain flat… We need a living wage. I mean, it’s as simple as that. So I worry that people will lack the work they need to support themselves while, at the same time, business leaders who live in a techno-utopia will realize too late that there’s no one left to buy their products.”
Interview with Aaron Hughes: Artist, Veteran, Activist
AH: Turn off your TVs and go to a VA hospital. Just sit there. Don’t ask anyone any questions, just go sit in the cafeteria and watch, and make a judgment about the war and about veterans. Just sit there watching.
Interview with Diana Reiss: Dolphin Cognition Researcher
DR: Even though they look like like a fish, more like a fish than us, there is this warm-eyed mammal, this eye-to-eye contact. There's somebody in there.
Houdini by Lynn Sukenick
In the poetry world, where convincing a publisher to put out your book is like convincing a stranger to toss all their clothes out of an airplane, chapbooks are the currency of the young and the previously unpublished. But they are also the currency of established poets enamored with the brevity of a form which, like the novella, allows for a more compact mode of expression.
The Lost Origins of the Essay by John D'Agata
Every history is a story, a marshaling of evidence to support a particular reading of the past. Of the Silk Road or Nordic myth. Of Alexandria or pirates or the atom bomb.
Celebrate People's History and Signs of Change
Taken together, these two books represent a departure from history as most of us learn it, both in form and content:Celebrate People’s History is a radical retelling of history by contemporary artists; Signs of Change is a visual record of historical events themselves.