21st China Beijing International High-tech Expo, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Technoleviathan

China, Silicon Valley, and the rise of the global surveillance state.

It Sort of Gets to Me

My son is in competition for an increasingly paltry prize. For something that never was a prize.

Step Three: Rationalize

In the field he could roll a cigarette, for the most part with one hand, in a gale force wind.

African Chant

When Peter One and Jess Sah Bi released Our Garden Needs Its Flowers in 1985, it was probably Ivory Coast’s first country album.