Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Mike Davis teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside.  He is the author of Planet of Slums, In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire, and many other works.  He’s currently writing a book about employment, global warming, and urban reconstruction for Metropolitan Books.  

Articles by this author

The scene just after United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower; a fireball rises high. Views
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
How Obama Became the Curator of the Bush Legacy
1. Twin Towers Two years from now the staffs of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker will move into the most haunted building in the world. There, the elite of American celebrity photographers, gossip columnists, and magazine journalists may meet some macabre new muses.
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Lines of cars are pictured during a rush hour traffic jam on Guomao Bridge in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters Views
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Coming Economic Disaster
When my old gang and I were 14 or 15 years old, many centuries ago, we yearned for immortality in the fiery wreck of a bitchin' '40 Ford or '57 Chevy. Our J.K. Rowling was Henry Felsen, the ex-Marine who wrote the bestselling masterpieces Hot Rod (1950), Street Rod (1953), and Crash Club (1958).
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The "Unstable" West Antarctic Ice Sheet Views
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Living on the Ice Shelf: Humanity's Meltdown
1. Farewell to the Holocene Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the 141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (...
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