All posts, organized by recency.
A film worth watching? Certainly. A film we need now? Absolutely not.
Or: Why a Movie is not a Can of Beer.
Where culture allows a wily stage magician to play a hero’s part.
The Internet’s world-historical figure: A megalomaniac with fortune unfathomable. Does Twitter deserve anything but?
Modern Mythology: The 80’s Renaissance
Turns out the law is rather flimsy. We can use that to our advantage.
No myths, no irony, no post-irony. Just raw blood and facts, baby.
Designers have their job for a reason. Why should the Board get involved?
I’m minting this piece as an NFT so if you screenshot it I’m suing for 8 billion ETH.
For the love of God just call me a slur at this point.
Because you aren’t impressing anyone.
To expose and to be exposed is a part of discourse. Better uncomfortable now than in danger later.
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, Thief.
Art cannot die. But there are fates worse than death.
And political freedom, latent, but never anihilated.
Only corporations can afford irony this rich.
You might call it brainwashing, but it’s just ignoring the rules.
Will you viciously scrutinize him? Will you be on the street as the blood keeps pouring? No, I don’t think you will.
Defunding the police may seem like a call that is too radical for many. When taken to its logical conclusion, it has vast implications for statecraft.
The state demands the perpetual sacrifice of black blood. George Floyd was not the first and will not be the last.
During this crisis, you have time to think. Think deeper. Think better.
Really, just imagine taking twenty bucks from a homeless guy. At least we’re beginning to stop that.
How can we extract political lessons from fantasy, a genre so unlike our own world?
If you aren’t sick of these Oscar-season films, there’s a reason why you should be.
In seeking to counter a myth, Kaepernick plays right into its hands
Socialism is where the workers own the means of production.
Or: On the Ability King Crimson in Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure as it Relates to Fatalism and Free Will. Not really as catchy.
Don’t misunderestimate his ideas. But lower your pitchforks, I still hate presidents.
I guess this isn’t quite speaking ill of the dead, but it’s just as bad.
Pizzazz and highbrow-style wit can’t save a shallow, masurbatory bourgeois film
Or: Notes Towards a Theory of Aesthetic Entitlement with Respect to Capitalistic Society and Art in and For Itself.
To manifest your identity, you must sacrifice individuality. Through subjugation, one becomes supreme.
Cops are killing people. Also, buy Nikes.
Where social media fails, gaming succeeds. While social media rewards selfish behavior, playing certain video games with your friends instead rewards cooperation.
A short perspective on writing, and how it inspired this site.
Who is That Man?
We don’t live in a democracy. But we can.