Late Breaking: William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, and Rob Wittig post from Notre Dame University on the &Now festival of writers and writing.
Joseph Tabbi reviews Joe Conte’s Design and Debris and gauges the argument for chaotics-as-aesthetics across media.
Larry McCaffery reframes his 1989 essay on the “postmodern turn” in rock’n’roll music.
Diane Goodman on the anthology that helped put the term “postfeminism” into circulation.
Ronald Sukenick turns hypercapitalism inside out, and finds no place to hide.
Linda Brigham reviews Incorporations, the most recent collection from Zone Books.
Liquid architect Marcos Novak on William Mitchell’s City of Bits.
Shells, Tents, Slaps, Shocks: Steffen Hantke works slowly, from within, to get at McElroy’s nonlinear narrative.
In between bubble and burst, e-commerce drew much of its content from donated labor. Tiziana Terranova questions just how “free” such labor has proved in practice.
Sven Philipp on Cosmopolis and what seems to be a new stage in the critical reception of DeLillo.