“Just Use the Keyboard”: Review of The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri by Liz W. Faber

"Just Use the Keyboard: Review of The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Siri by Liz W. Faber Lisa Meinecke Under Review: The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Siri. By Liz W. Faber. University of Minnesota Press, 2020. There is a scene in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (a.k.a. The One With the … Continue reading “Just Use the Keyboard”: Review of The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri by Liz W. Faber

Read More, Read Better: Review of Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times by Phillip E. Wegner

Read More, Read Better: Review of Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times by Phillip E. Wegner Gerry Canavan Under Review: Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times. Phillip E. Wegner. University of Minnesota Press, 2020. Phillip E. Wegner’s Invoking Hope announces itself from its first pages as a book for the Trump … Continue reading Read More, Read Better: Review of Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times by Phillip E. Wegner

Boundless Conversations for Boundless Liberation: Review of Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness edited by King, Navarro, and Smith

Boundless Conversations for Boundless Liberation: Review of Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness edited by King, Navarro, and Smith Sneha George Under Review: Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness. Edited by Tiffany Lethabo King, Jenell Navarro, Andrea Smith. Duke University Press, 2020. Note from the ARB editors, added May 30, 2021:Since the publication … Continue reading Boundless Conversations for Boundless Liberation: Review of Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness edited by King, Navarro, and Smith

An Unruly Nature: Review of Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire by Jack Halberstam

An Unruly Nature: Review of Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire by Jack Halberstam Margaryta Golovchenko Under Review: Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. Jack Halberstam. Duke University Press, 2020. In the face of the impending and undeniable ecological crisis, the search for a solution and the call to change our current habits is sometimes … Continue reading An Unruly Nature: Review of Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire by Jack Halberstam

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda Eric Stein Under Review: Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification. Patrick Jagoda. University of Chicago Press, 2020. Patrick Jagoda’s Experimental Games is a thorough, insightful elaboration of an art-critical practice that he … Continue reading Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

The Global North Always Wins: Review of Militarized Global Apartheid by Catherine Besteman

The Global North Always Wins: Review of Militarized Global Apartheid by Catherine Besteman Joseph Hurtgen Under Review: Militarized Global Apartheid. Catherine Besteman. Duke University Press, 2020. Shahram: Why are there refugees? Amir: It is simple. The rich world plunders the poor world…. This is our situation. As long as there are plunderers, the plundered ones … Continue reading The Global North Always Wins: Review of Militarized Global Apartheid by Catherine Besteman

That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall

That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall Matthew Teutsch Under Review: American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit. Emily Zobel Marshall. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. As a kid, I watched Bugs Bunny play his “wascally” tricks on Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and other characters. I never … Continue reading That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall

One Worth Fighting For: Review of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

One Worth Fighting For: Review of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala Jessica Seymour Under Review: Fighting for the Future, Essays on Star Trek: Discovery. Edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala. Liverpool University Press, 2020. The Star Trek: Discovery series is one of the … Continue reading One Worth Fighting For: Review of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson Stephen Saperstein Frug Under Review: The Ministry for the Future. Kim Stanley Robinson. Orbit, 2020. In the apocalyptic landscape of late postmodernism, it has become commonplace for novels to incorporate multiple genres or modes: novels will … Continue reading Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum Joseph Hurtgen Under Review: Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream. Jamie K. McCallum. Basic Books, 2020. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its weakest member.” - Gandhi“Ours steals their money.” – Jamie McCallum The … Continue reading America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum