Why We Lay Waste

Teresa Brennan’s theories used religion and psychoanalysis to explain affect, ecology, and economics

Our society seems to always choose non-renewable energy. Teresa Brennan uses psychoanalysis and religion to explain why.

A Division of Labor

A science fiction TV drama explores questions of slavery and self in the workplace

A Pandemic Archive

Max Alvarez’s interviews record working-class perspectives on the age of COVID

Figure and Frame

Safi Faye's films invert the ethnologer's gaze on rural life in Senegal

Retro Shock

When the world's a cyberpunk dystopia, where does the genre go next?

An Historiography of Anarchism

Global anarchist history reveals the fundamental unity of the tradition, along with its key lines of debate and disagreement


Toledo, OH | USA

Let me tell you the tale of the Toledo, OH cryptid.

European Friendsgiving

New York, NY | USA

Our much-anticipated Friendsgiving involves a twelve-person guestlist—I am the last to arrive. 12 freshly immigrated souls, left behind by their American peers who all (well, almost all) traveled home for the first time since summer.


Rural Oklahoma|USA

I had been working at this private hospital for about nine months when I broke.

Dream City

Drifting through the city with Modiano and the Situationists

Strange Matters is a cooperative magazine of new and unconventional thinking in economics, politics, and culture.