I’m in the middle of adding old issues of UJ to the web site, and putting finishing touches on the … Continue reading Publishing is Pravda
Every now and again I like to indulge in the temptation to rail against the mindless repetition of uninteresting facts. … Continue reading Why in the Hell Does Anyone Care That It’s Carrie Fisher’s Birthday?
It seems that people have been left by their education unable to put values in the correct order. People who … Continue reading I Don’t Care If Cuties is a Good Movie
Back in the 90’s, when concepts such as “youth culture” seemed relevant to me, I was known to lament the … Continue reading The Milennial Nostalgia Machine
I almost wrote a whole blog post about Leaving Neverland, the new documentary about Michael Jackson accusing him of pedophilia. … Continue reading So Barbara Streisand is a Monster…
Book Awards are becoming increasingly ridiculous, an extension of Twitter rhetorical battlefields with some side-talk about literature. You should read … Continue reading Sri Lankan Author Finds Himself on Nebula Ballot, Completely Baffled By American Political Discourse
Is that a Hasty Generalization or a Sweeping one? I lack the data to tell. I also don’t care that … Continue reading Anyone Who Refers to Themselves as Representing a “Community” is an Ass
So here’s how the Kevin Hart thing went down: The Academy (whoever they are) offers a comedian a job being meh … Continue reading Do the Oscars Really Need a Host?
A good discussion of the most modern of complaints: the University-as-therapy and the concomitant eradication of Free Speech. Apart from … Continue reading The Coddling of the American Mind — Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff — The Story’s Story