Part two of a series. Ricky Bobby is not a thinker…He is a doer. – Talladega Nights In part one of this series, we talked about a new analysis that explains how […]
ars poetica: Reflecting on what exactly poetry is (after completing my latest book)
As I Facebooked last night: After more than three years of writing, editing, revising, and of course enduring the emotional agony that engenders so many of my best ideas, I have finally […]
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Are liberals smarter than conservatives? Our nitwit media strike again…
CNN reported last week on a new study showing that liberalism, atheism and sexual exclusivity in males are linked to higher IQ scores. The findings are intriguing, for all the obvious reasons. […]
Is your house haunted?
Horror of the “gothic” variety that occupied so much of the conversation between Byron and the Shelleys (these would be the conversations that ultimately gave rise to Frankenstein) has traditionally traded in […]
Reality is making us sick, and fantasy can't cure us
You’re honey child to a swarm of bees Gonna blow right through you like a breeze Give me one last dance Well slide down the surface of things You’re the real thing […]
Has a college degree become a bad investment? Better question: is conservative rhetoric the worst investment in history?
Yesterday over at Future Majority, Kevin Bondelli responded to Jack Hough’s New York Post column “Don’t Get That College Degree!” Bondelli’s take led with one of the more terrifying titles I’ve seen […]
Homages & derivatives v. the exceedingly rare original work of art
by Michael James Hawk When is a Work of art truly original? Put another way: when is a Work not derivative of someone else’s work?
Meanings, pt. 2: a crisis of prevailing values
by Michael Tracey It isn’t just that there is an appetite for scandal, sex, sleaze, death narratives, it is also that feeding such appetites can be very profitable. The fact is that […]
WordsDay: Old Ethan, Up Against a Deadline
Freewriting, then, around some keywords: [sigh] The fusion juice contusion slams it together in song and inclusion we join our hands in stark confusion Reusing the poverty-stricken vows of howitzers and butterflies […]