The Baffler #69
171 x 242 mm, 138 pages
New York, US
Published six times a year
Editor-in-chief: Matthew Shen Goodman
Editor-at-large: Chris Lehmann
Art director and designer: No Ideas
The Baffler publishes cultural analysis, short stories, poems, art and left-wing political criticism six times a year. This latest edition is themed 'Hell or Las Vegas' and explores the place, symbols and the idea of Las Vegas, baby.
'If Las Vegas is, as writer and resident Amanda Fortini has written, “a place about which people have ideas”—i.e. a locale whose specificity is often ignored for received narratives—the Nevadan mecca has at this point also sublated into an idea in and of itself. A beacon “more brighter than the sun,” to quote the Cocteau Twins’s “Heaven or Las Vegas,” the city’s icons and ethos are unbounded by geography and suffuse the rest of the country, if not the world.'
On the Journal, Cover story:
‘The Baffler presents a critical, liberal view of politics and culture, alongside short stories, poetry and art, plus daily posts online…’