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May/June 2015

K. Sabeel Rahman leads a forum on regulating the growing power of Internet companies. Juliet Schor, Dean Baker, Mike Konczal, and others respond. Jess Row on American cynicism as a (white) lifestyle; Katie Peterson on Jorie Graham; Meghan O’Gieblyn reviews Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed; Dave Byrne on Lead Belly.

 

Forum 

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

Foundations

Dispatch: Leaving ISIS
Umar Farooq
Made in America: Left Out
Claude S. Fischer

Books & Ideas

American Cynicism and Its Cure
Jess Row
A Good, Bad, Hard, Easy Life: Smithsonian Folkways’ Lead Belly<
Dave Byrne

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
Rowan Ricardo Phillips introduces translations of Melcion Mateu

Poems

Bookcase
Trent Busch
Spring
Sumita Chakraborty
Extremely Expensive Mystical Experiences for Astronauts
Dara Wier
I’m A Young Cowboy and Know I’ve Done Wrong
Catherine Pond
Say Goodbye to the Shores (Catullus 101)
Mike Lala
The World
Eileen G’Sell
Treadmill
Chuck Tripi
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