May/June 2015

Curbing the New Corporate Power

K. Sabeel Rahman

With responses from Juliet B. Schor, Dean Baker, Adam Thierer, Robin Chase, Arun Sundararajan, David Bollier, Sofia Ranchordás, Mike Konczal, and Richard White.



Editors' Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen


Dispatch: Leaving ISIS
Umar Farooq
Dispatch: The Americans Are Coming
Sarah Hill
Made in America: Left Out
Claude S. Fischer
Wonders: The New New Guidelines
Anne Fausto-Sterling


Telecom's Founding Myth
How Patent Law Created Inventors
Graeme Gooday


Bad Enough With Genghis Khan
Sarah Layden

Books & Ideas

No Crying
American Cynicism and Its Cure
Jess Row
A Good, Bad, Hard, Easy Life
Smithsonian Folkways' Lead Belly
Dave Byrne
Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Meghan O'Gieblyn
Fuel to the Fire
The Folly of Neoliberal Prison Reform 
Marie Gottschalk

On Poetry

"Discovery" contest winners

Jessica Fjeld, Jenny George, Margaret Reges, and Kit Schluter

An Extra Life
Jorie Graham's From the New World
Katie Peterson
+ Online-only Poet's Sampler: Rowan Ricardo Phillips introduces translations of Melcion Mateu
Microreviews of Aaron Kunin's Cold Genius, Tarfia Faizullah's Seam, Alice Fulton's Barely Composed, Joanna Penn Cooper's What Is A Domicile, and Samantha Giles's Deadfalls and Snares.

On Film

Human Frailties
Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu
Alan A. Stone


Trent Busch
Sumita Chakraborty
Extremely Expensive Mystical Experiences for Astronauts
Dara Wier
I'm A Young Cowboy and Know I've Done Wrong
Catherine Pond
To the Celto-Ligurians
Don Bogen
Say Goodbye to the Shores (Catullus 101)
Mike Lala
The World
Eileen G'Sell
Chuck Tripi
Natural Intelligence
Ben Purkert
First Light: Elliot Park
Lisa Fink
Undiscovered Genius of the Mississippi Delta
Rickey Laurentiis
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