Days of Rest
On anti-work politics and the meaning of Shabbat
Office Hours: Donald Whitehead
“Every time you break up a homeless encampment, you force people into isolation.”
The Right to Grieve
To demand the freedom to mourn—not on the employer’s schedule, but in our own time—is to reject the cruel rhythms of the capitalist status quo.Erik Baker
Restoring the term “burnout” to its roots in landlord arson puts the dispossession of poor city dwellers at its center.Bench Ansfield
A Shabbat for All Creation
Selections from Perek Shirah set to music testify to the holiness in all beings.
The Nothing Letters
What might bloom in non-being?
Nathan Goldman and Claire Schwartz
The Strange Hours
Finding a new relationship with rest in early motherhood
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar
Dreams Under Confinement
Mapping the pandemic’s collective unconscious
Lessons From the Blast Radius
Drawing on the disorienting experience of becoming disabled, the artist Johanna Hedva explores the feeling of being out of sync with capitalist time.
The Fragile Now
A Ukrainian poet reflects on the new ordinary.
What Is Debt and When Can We Refuse to Pay?
An investigation through Jewish text.
Allen Lipson in conversation with Sparky Abraham and Eleni Schirmer
A Fatal Disease
“The thought that his end was imminent always gave him a sense of release and new vitality.”
nibia pastrana santiago confronts the politics of movement by making dances that refuse to dance.
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“the floors we cleaned, / the money we made to pay off / ownable things”
“the light of beginning which hasn’t yet been / in rivers of letters running through words”
Who Will Power the Climate Revolution?
Two new books exemplify divergent approaches to the climate crisis. But who are the revolutionary subjects positioned to enact them?
Entering the DreamSpace
The new manifesto from the Nap Ministry’s Tricia Hersey argues for a vision of rest as politically generative. But what kind of resistance, really, is rest?
Helen Betya Rubinstein
Idlers of the World, Unite!
In Paul Lafargue’s irreverent 1883 pamphlet The Right to Be Lazy, satire is not a tool of glib mockery, but a utopian strategy for imagining another world.