Ursula K. Le Guin

R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018


“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art and very often in our art, the art of words.” Another of WC’s favorite authors has died. Her Earthsea series, A Wizard of…

Director Roger Severino (Photo: Emily Jan / The Atlantic )

Why Roger Severino Is a Cretinous Ass


The Trump Administration has created the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Department of Health & Social Services’ Office of Civil Rights. The new division is devoted to “conscience and religious freedom” and will protect health workers who refuse to treat patients because of moral or religious objections. That’s right: an office of…