All those academics who talk about “time management,” and have never read this, have truly missed out. [S]i mañana u otro día no tienes, como sueles, pereza de volver a la librería, pereza de sacar tu bolsillo y pereza de abrir los ojos para hojear [los pocos folletos] que tengo que darte [ya], te contaré … More Larra

Nicholas Shaxon

Tax havens are not exotic, murky sideshows at the fringes of the world economy: they lie at its centre. Half of world trade flows, at least on paper, through tax havens. Every multinational corporation uses them routinely. The biggest users of tax havens by far are not terrorists, spivs, celebrities or Mafiosi – but banks. … More Nicholas Shaxon

Why criticism of the prison industrial complex is important

For a great many poor people in America, particularly poor black men, prison is a destination that braids through an ordinary life, much as high school and college do for rich white ones. More than half of all black men without a high-school diploma go to prison at some time in their lives. Mass incarceration … More Why criticism of the prison industrial complex is important

The Savage Detectives

Here is an excerpt from the English translation of Roberto Bolaño’s novel. NOVEMBER 2 I’ve been cordially invited to join the visceral realists. I accepted, of course. There was no initiation ceremony. It was better that way. NOVEMBER 3 I’m not really sure what visceral realism is. I’m seventeen years old, my name is Juan … More The Savage Detectives