"Lionel Shriver's full speech: "I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad"

Lionel Shriver was right: Unpacking her speech at Brisbane Writers Festival 2016

Lionel Shriver’s speech at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival 2016, and the subsequent backlash, perfectly illustrate why we need to face difficult speeches. The society we live in is in danger of losing its capacity to deal with difficult subjects and,…

REBLOGGED: The Graduate School of Rock: Scholars sculpting rock into art

Written by Tom Valcanis. Here’s his second essay in our collaborative essay project. On November 9, 1967, Jann Wenner’s first editorial appeared in the inaugural edition of Rolling Stone magazine. It read: “We have begun a new publication…sort of a…