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Apr 29, 2014

Stafford Gregoire wasn't always a professor of English at CUNY's LaGuardia Community College. His past as a bike messenger in New York City during the early 1980s, riding the streets and avenues with a cast of characters out of a Hubert Selby, Jr. novel, set him on an intellectual journey that continues now in the...


Apr 22, 2014

On Episode Two of The Nostalgia Trap, I finally get the opportunity to meet and chat with Laura Tanenbaum, a professor of English at LaGuardia Community College whose work I've enjoyed on Jacobin, her own blog The Golden Notebooks, and in some of the most rewarding Facebook political battles of the past year....


Apr 14, 2014

On the first episode of The Nostalgia Trap, I sit down to a conversation with writer and editor Connor Kilpatrick of Jacobin magazine. Connor and I talk about his childhood in Texas, his surprisingly apolitical college years, and the "moment of clarity" after Obama's election that led him to the optimistic brand...