Jun 8th 2018

The Point Mag Issue 16 Launch Party


125 S Clark St, 6th Floor Lounge, Chicago, IL 60603

Opening Friday, June 8th, from 6PM - 9.30PM

On view through Friday, June 8th

Kick off the weekend with us and Curbside Splendor Publishing as we celebrate the launch of our latest (and most controversial!) issue of The Point: Issue 16, “What are intellectuals for?” and party it up before the annual Printer’s Row Lit Fest.

Find out about all the little magazine goss while sipping drinks by Revival Food Hall and listening to spirited readings from the new issue. We’ll also have music, copies of your favorite lit mag, and a crowd of surprisingly social readers.

In this Issue
Leaving Herland by Nora Caplan-Bricker
Blame the Victim Guilt and repentance in the City of God by Gal Katz
“This Is the Girl” by Philippa Snow
Innocence Abroad by Ursula Lindsey
Tired of Winning: D.C. think tanks, NYC magazines & the search for public intellect by Jon Baskin
Black Fire: American intellectuals and the black radical tradition by Jesse McCarthy
Enlightenment Idols: Are we stuck in progress? by Ollie Cussen
I Am Madame Bovary: “Cat Person” and the dark pleasures of empathy by Anastasia Berg
On Being an Arsehole: A defense by Jonny Thakkar
What Something Is: The truth is not out there by Robert L. Kehoe III
Switching Off: Joseph Brodsky and the moral responsibility to be useless by Rachel Wiseman
Intellectuals in Crisis: A Requiem by The Editors
The Sting of Knowledge by Mladen Dolar and Ben Jeffery
Wrestling in Paris by Andrew Kay
Useful Idiots by Frank Guan
Guaranteed Income by John Thomason
The Amazon Bookstore by Anton Barba-Kay
The Life of the Mind by The Editors
Letter on The Point by Jon Baskin

Check out what’s already been said about Issue 16:

“I only just started reading this issue of The Point and I can already recommend it. It’s wonderful to think with.” —Benjamin A. Wurgaft

“I have personally forced it on everyone in my life, because it’s brilliant.” —Kit Haggard on Nora Caplan-Bricker’s essay “Leaving Herland’

“This was a banger.” —Phil Christman on Anastasia Berg’s “I Am Madame Bovary”

About The Point:
The Point is a Chicago-based magazine founded on the suspicion that modern life is worth examining.

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