The backlash against J. K. Rowling’s comments are the growing pains of her fandom.
Jeffrey Goldberg@helenlewis: "Admitting that Rowling’s views are influenced by her status as a survivor of male violence—and admitting that many women have similar experiences—complicates the easy division of oppressor and oppressed."
As the pandemic has raged on, popular culture has found new ways to ask an old question: What could have been instead?
Jeffrey Goldberg.@megangarber: "To be an American in this moment is often to be beset with a sense of ambient fragility—not just because life itself is fragile, but also because the systems we navigate keep us in a state of constant precarity."
Jeffrey Goldberg"Four months of stay-at-home orders have proved that, if schools are unavailable, a city cannot work, a community cannot function, a nation cannot safeguard itself." -- @juliettekayyem
What happens when a meme becomes a terrorist movement?
Jeffrey Goldberg"As with the alt-right, many boogaloo posts are about men in crisis, humiliated or debased. Intermingled with memes about revolution are nostalgic images and video clips, glitched out to look like old VHS tapes..."