The Contextual Issue

Vignettes of the political tensions running through San Francisco’s World Series celebration riots.

Straight-up Old School Rappity Rap


Next up in our series about some of the most notable 90s rap babies of the moment is Joey Bada$$.

Simplicity returns to the runway. Is this “the new normal”?

In General, I Could Probably Lighten up a Little Bit

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Dan Allegretto chronicles what he learned this month regarding staying sane in a claustrophobic city of socialites, dating apps, and dissatisfaction.

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My Fox News Addiction

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While covering the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, I was asked if I’d be willing to appear on radio or TV. Events were unfolding so quickly that media outlets were looking for anyone and everyone to go on camera and talk about what was happening there. I was happy to oblige, despite having never been interviewed by anyone other than small town radio hosts. Never did I think my agreement would mean an appearance on Fox, but that’s exactly what happened.

90s Babies Rap: Vince Staples


New technology's got us lousy with promising MCs barely over (often under) the drinking age. For those not keyed into rap's latest come-ups, we present a series introducing the most notable 90s babies of the moment, starting with Vince Staples.

3D-printed Grills, ISIS babies, and the GOP's Fake Homophobia


Well, I'm back. Had to take the bench while the internet made pumpkin spice jokes about basic bitches for two months. The internet has had things happen on it lately. Many things. Music. Politics. Companies encouraging women to freeze their eggs and keep working. You know, the usual.

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Let this tropical playlist be your guide through the last warm days.

What it Takes to Change

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This is The Contextual Issue, in which we focus on books and literature and people who do interesting things in the world of texts, theory, writing, and reading.

October 2014


The major event of this month is the eclipses. Eclipses heighten emotions and set the stage for dramatic endings and beginnings, surprises and sudden revelations.


The Street Issue

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The Substance Issue

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The Cyborgoisie Issue

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The Post-Friendship Issue

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