A new book about the medieval holy wars exposes a crisis in the field of history.
jo livingstoneYou've seen the news about the alt right's appropriation of medieval Europe. I went a few steps further, to write about the crisis of history in America—in & outside the academy—and one specific history's noxious afterlife as white nationalist propaganda.
The left is often criticized for shutting down debate. But is productive debate even possible when we can't agree on the terms?
jo livingstoneNothing makes the borders of conservative thought starker than the Singals of this world patrolling the edges, demanding that their opponents meet them at the fence for a healthy conversation.
The festival's marketing agency also co-produced the film, resulting in a misleading version of who bears responsibility for the fraud.
jo livingstoneHow exactly did Chris Smith, Vice, and “Jerry Media” end up producing a film which arguably launders FuckJerry’s reputation? And how did it end up on Netflix? The nitty gritty behind the Fyre Documentary Wars, within
It was a story so ridiculous it seemed destined to go viral: A new Harlem resident, a white woman going only by the name Mackenzie, launched a veritable war against a neighborhood ice cream truck, complaining loudly and persistently about the noise...
jo livingstonePer a commenter— NYPD as white people customer service
Two writers talk about when they get it wrong—and what it means for the art of criticism.
jo livingstoneGood morning from England! @HeerJeet and I had a conversation @newrepublic about what happens when critics change their minds; how to do it ethically; and the best/worst examples from C20th criticism.
What is it about carbon-dioxide that causes climate change? How do these tiny molecules make something as massive as global warming?! And have I alienated ye...
jo livingstoneMy dear dear old friend Dr Adam Levy @ClimateAdam makes videos about climate change aimed at young people, and he's just made a lil series for the Royal Society of Chemistry on the chemistry of climate change. I love him, send to your youths!
On the ineffable magic of four little manuscripts of Old English poetry.
jo livingstoneLast week I saw all four surviving manuscripts containing Old English poetry, together for the first time, at the @britishlibrary. My brain felt empty and stunned and I cried. I wrote about the books and our age of digital hyper-reproduction