"MPDG: No Biggie or BFD?" by Ani Govjian

"It’s a mechanism of replication: this term is a problem, not because of what it purportedly derides, but because it also establishes a twisted ideal for women to emulate."

"No One Is Coming: Ritual and Repetition in America, Israel, and Palestine" by David M. Faris

"[T]his is not a coin. It is, on the contrary, a rather one-sided tale of one people becoming progressively more powerful at the expense of another and then either failing to recognize the moral responsibility that this power entails, or failing to act on it."

"There’s Something About Karl Ove" by Pablo Maurette

"My Struggle is less an account of Knausgaard’s life than an exploration of the limits and possibilities of fiction itself."

"Child-in-Law: 'Border Children' and the Definition of Family" by Sarah George

"[I]mmigration and citizenship law often retain an archaic flavor in their reliance on strict, provable, and close blood relationships in determining family."

"Behind the Counter Series #1: An Interview with Jesse Wooten" by Ryan-Ashley Anderson

"Jesse’s the kind, unassuming barista who patiently answers all your questions and creates your beverages with the attention a career bartender might pay the perfect cocktail, and unless you had cause to spend time with him outside of work, you may never know anything more than that he’s nice, and that he’s good at making drinks."

Forum: Cultural Interventions

“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.

Forum: Intellectual Spaces

“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.

Ethos Journal

Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals ARH_bluesupported by the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.

Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (bmangrum@email.unc.edu) or Katie Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) with an idea or post.