The Baffler is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art. They publish six print issues annually, as well as online content every day of the cursed workweek.
Founded in 1988 by Thomas Frank as “the journal that blunts the cutting edge,” the magazine is currently edited by Jonathon Sturgeon and headquartered in New York.
They publish both new and established voices, and their regular contributors include Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Evgeny Morozov, Rick Perlstein and Astra Taylor.
Their regular subjects include Silicon Valley snake-oil, the deadening weight of consumer capitalism, their faithless media, and the redemptive promise of people claiming control of their own lives.
The Baffler is owned by the non-profit Baffler Foundation and the majority of our budget comes from tax-deductible donations. They are as charitable as a church, and certainly more fun.