Essential Worker, Expendable Worker: On Edward Ashton’s “Mickey7”

OCTOBER 22, 2022 ASIDE FROM THE Enterprise itself, there may be no piece of technology more popularly associated with Star Trek than the transporter, that miraculous device that can bring Captain Kirk and company from the ship to the surface of the planet and back in the blink of an eye. Naturally (being miraculous) its … Read more

Edward Said: The condition of exile

Edward W. Said was a linguistic virtuoso, and his theory of Orientalism is far too erudite, complex and nuanced for shorthand definitions. He wrote contrapuntally, thought in long circles and connected seemingly dissonant events, and so any brief account of his oeuvre is bound to fall short. In his magnum opus, Orientalism (1978), Said fused … Read more