Radiation’s threat to humanity is potentially absolute, yet worryingly abstract.
Atomic bombs smell like a waterfall. You can get some radiation out with soap and water. Oh, and nothing is safe.
China’s WeChat app has become a place to both mourn death and share graphic videos of the moment itself.
How is a death mourned after it’s gone viral? China, WeChat, and the public consumption of private tragedy.
Many people aren’t from one place and are in constant motion. So why must we choose one nationality from a drop-down menu?
Christopher Schaberg writes about the recent travel ban protests for Real Life magazine — they didn’t gum up the works so much as take advantage of the ways airports are already designed for mass action.
At airports, ideals of free movement collide with protocols of restriction and privilege. That makes them vital sites of protest.
Daniel Spielberger wonders whether turning Melania Trump into a laughable, campy caricature is more than just mockery, but a way to feel a sense of control in a disempowering political climate.