"Happily Ever-After, Sans Baby: Obvious Child and the Quotidian" by Katherine Walker

"As much as Gillian Robespierre’s film is revolutionary in its subject matter and honesty, it’s still about a unique experience, one that is intertwined with Donna’s every-day concerns: paying rent, dealing with an overbearing mother, and finding her voice onstage."

"Comics: The Extraordinary Ordinary (Part 2 of 2)" by Raman Sehgal

"Despite the collective 'let’s pretend they didn’t happen' attitude most have towards the 1970s (no thanks to great men like Nixon, Mao, and Travolta) – comics actually used the decade to hit the gas pedal and up the ante from the momentum building out of the 1960s. "

"The Argument from Enlightened Future People" by Rhys Southan

"[T]he argument from an enlightened future people doesn’t foresee our decedents as having substantially different values than some of us. Rather, it imagines future people as being a lot better at living up to our own values."

"Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the Fault Lines in the Democratic Party" by Bert Clere

"Cuomo and de Blasio represent two divergent approaches within the Democratic Party—approaches that will likely become more pronounced in the coming months and years."

"Q&A: Humane Advice for the Humanities #8" by Laura Broom

"I thought this class went well, and I’m concerned that I was so oblivious to my students’ frustrations. Any advice for how I can avoid this situation in the future?"

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.