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Who Should Regulate Online Speech?

A number of cases before the Supreme Court this term will determine the future of free speech on the Internet.

Thu Feb 29, 2024 00:30
‘I Am the Cabbage Writer’

In the first two episodes of The Critic and Her Publics, we asked our guest critics to address, respectively, a feminist manifesto and a Russian poem with two contrasting translations. In this episode, our object is something different—food—and there are few people better positioned to illuminate the subject than Hannah Goldfield, a food critic at […]

Tue Feb 27, 2024 17:08
Imperial Era

The day before Super Bowl LVIII, as I made my way to Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the “Super Bowl Experience,” a Toyota-sponsored sprawl of activities and exhibitions celebrating professional football, I was pleased to have finally encountered an intersection where pedestrians might conceivably cross the street. Along the Las Vegas...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 15:58
‘Kish Mir in Tuchus!’

A wannabe criminal who could when he chose draw like an angel, Stéphane Mandelbaum (1961–1986) was the child of two artists, bequeathed at birth the heritage of two genocides. Relatives of his Polish Jewish grandfather were murdered during World War II; relatives of his mother, of Armenian descent, were massacred during the ethnic cleansing of […]

Sun Feb 25, 2024 15:58
The Right to Speak Freely Online

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in NetChoice, LLC v. Paxton and Moody v. NetChoice, LLC, two cases that, David Cole writes in the March 21, 2024, issue of the Review, are among several this term that “will determine the future of free speech” on the Internet. In the NetChoice cases, a firm representing a group of social media companies...

Sat Feb 24, 2024 19:44
The Mississippi and the Mekong

In 1886 an enormous panoramic painting called The Battle of Atlanta opened in Minneapolis. It was a cyclorama, a popular form of precinematic mass spectacle in which viewers stood inside a rotunda surrounded by a giant, slowly rotating circular painting. Sometimes a little shrubbery was brought in to lend credence to the foreground; sometimes there...

Sat Feb 24, 2024 15:33

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