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May 9, 2013
NEWS FROM THE BAFFLER
Dear Sorensen,

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HEATHER HAVRILESKY on 
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

"Fifty Shades of Grey follows this long history of class ascendancy via feminine wiles, but does so cleverly disguised as an edgy modern bodice-ripper. . . James's trilogy represents the latest installment in the commodified sex genre: the moment when our heroine realizes she's been ushered into the hallowed realm of the 1 percent, once and for all." READ MORE. 

FICTION

"THE AGONY OF LEAVES" by MAHESH RAO

"These tea fellows think they have invented a language. They like to explain to the layman the meaning of a 'second flush'; how the product can become 'chesty' when it is tainted with the smell of packing materials. . . To make sure you understand, they tell you twice, and then a third time." 
IN BLOGGED PURSUIT

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"They're trying to get back to the idea of having intellectuals again."
Contributing editor David Graber discusses the current state of the American intellectual in a video taken at our no. 22 release party held in San Francisco on April 6.

"I am honored by Evgeny Morozov's description of the Free Software Movement, but I would like to correct a few specific points."
Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation, responds to "The Meme Hustler."

"Should it surprise you that TAL is giving oxygen to right-wing bromides. . .?"
Eugenia Williamson takes on Ira Glass and This American Life.
Upcoming Events

THURSDAY, May 9, 2013
Baffler Editor in Chief John Summers speaks with digital theorist Jaron Lanier at 6:45 p.m. in a D.C.-area event sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates. MORE.
Elsewhere

Contributing Editor Susan Faludi writes in the April 15 issue of The New Yorker on the death and legacy of radical feminist Shulamith Firestone.

Also in The New Yorker: Contributing Editor David Graeber and the anarchist revival. Meanwhile, The New York Review of Books finds his Debt: The First 5,000 Years both "erudite and impertinent."
 
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