The New Inquiry
Snake Plissken’s Letter to Sallie Mae Student Loan Services
November 17th, 2017, 11:15 AM
From the desk of Snake Plissken July 14, 2025 Dear Sallie Mae Student Loan Services, I have received your notice informing me that the current…
Bail Bloc
November 15th, 2017, 11:15 AM
The New Inquiry is pleased to announce the launch of Bail Bloc, a desktop application that uses computer processing power to get people out of…
Editors’ Note, Vol. 65: Jobs
November 14th, 2017, 11:15 AM
Zadie Smith recently described a Manhattan social encounter in the New York Review of Books’s NYR Daily by pointing out that among the crowd (which…
Universal Basic Bullshit
November 14th, 2017, 11:15 AM
In the spring of 1968, a full-page letter addressed to Congress appeared in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, written by five prominent liberal…
Border Theories
November 13th, 2017, 11:15 AM
With the projector’s light beaming reds, whites, and grays across his skin, he asks, “Can you take a picture of me?” I look behind me…
FIC.THE.SKY
October 19th, 2017, 11:15 AM
Performance Times: 9am to 1pm ET, Friday October 20th Live online (@NewInquiry, @_fanriot, and on this page) and IRL (Fierce Festival, Birmingham U.K.) There’s a…
Buenaventura: From “Social Catastrophe” to General Strike
October 18th, 2017, 11:15 AM
Over 22 days in May and June this year, the Afro-Colombian city of Buenaventura went on a general strike. Residents of the city surrounding Colombia’s…
SIMPARTY
October 12th, 2017, 11:15 AM
Parties can be fun, but they can also be challenging. Are you having difficulties navigating invisible social norms? Not sure whether you’re having fun or…
Editors’ Note, Vol. 64: Fan Fiction
October 3rd, 2017, 11:15 AM
This is the editorial note to TNI Vol. 64: Fan Fiction. Subscribe to TNI for $2 and get Fan Fiction (and free access to our archive…
Dream Political Party
October 2nd, 2017, 11:15 AM
You’ve been waiting at the door for nine minutes before your old college roommate finally comes downstairs. “Heyyyyy,” he coos, pulling your stiff shoulders into…