Jason Arias
The Baffler,  November 17

Fresh Hell

The best dispatches from our grim new reality

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BAN PRISONS.

This entire “Ban Week” series over at Splinter is worth your time, but this installment on prison abolition, and what it means to reimagine the justice system, is excellent.

 

Vanity Fair seems fun.

The magazine just appointed a new editorthe incredibly well-credentialed Radhika Jones. A bunch of staff went on background to complain about what she was wearing to a meeting.

 

Is this what victory feels like?”

As women everywhere continue to wrestle with just how to feel about our current moment, Jo Livingstone has a thoughtful take on the ambivalence many of us are experiencing.

 

Kansas is up to some shit.

While national politics continues to dominate the news cycle, regional work like this series being done by the Kansas City Star feels increasingly important. Here’s a deep dive into the culture of secrecy that has taken over politics in the state.

 

The scene did not really want us.”

For Pitchfork, Jenn Pelly meditates on her conflicted relationship with third-wave emo, and how recent allegations are a symptom of a broader history of sexism.

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