Author Archives: Sarah Albers

Leaning In to Egg Freezing

The burgeoning vitrification industry monetizes the maternal anxieties of young professional women.

Wi-Fi Invades the Wilderness

Jason Mark’s article for The Atlantic, “Wifi in the Woods,” points to …

Place and the Politics of Slacktivism

Americans have come to stand at quite a distance from their government. …

Punk Rock and Poultry With a Kick

Johnny Rotten would probably be horrified to be grouped with the likes …

As Mosul’s Christians Flee, Religious Freedom Gets an Ambassador

The State Department’s annual report on International Religious Freedom paints a dark …

Pentagon Audit Goes Once More Into the Breach

H.R. 5126 is the latest effort in a longstanding and increasingly bipartisan …

Slenderman and the “Mythos” of Modernism

A gruesome murder by teenage girls draws on the Internet’s brand of horror.

“Emoji Dick”: American Classic?

One of the most famous works of literature, now written in emoticons

America the Abstracted

Two recent studies offer up what appear to be contradictory results: one, …

Aggregated Soul, Quantified Self

Know thyself! According to the Quantified Self movement, data aggregation is the answer …

Religious Discrimination Found in the Workplace

One might think that having a stronger cultural bias toward religion would …

Childless Elite, Spouseless Poor

Traditional marriage has experienced a shift in popular culture from “cornerstone” to …

Sports Bring Out the Tribal, Just When We Need It Most

In the SEC, college football fans revert to a form of elevated …

Feminism and Fundamentalism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Feminism and fundamentalism have at last, if unwittingly, converged on a significant …

ISIS May Expel Iraq’s Christians for Good

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, has recently overtaken the …

The Limits of Science in Matters of Justice

Chris Mooney of Mother Jones recently reviewed Harry Collins’s book, Are We All Scientific …