Carnival of Loss

in my writing i often tackle the carnival-esque-ness of contemporary culture, but i do so ironically. much of the media we consume is self-consciously mythic, which doesn't necessarily mean it has swords and wizards and shit, although obviously some of it does. it means it fills the role of myth. back before culture was lifted... Continue Reading →


Holy Crayola!: Modern History in Crayon

Historians divide the last 250 years into the "Long Nineteenth Century" (stretching from the French Revolution to the First World War/Russian Revolution) and the "Short Twentieth Century" (running from the inter-war period to the fall of the Berlin Wall). Obviously this is a sociopolitical rather than chronological division -- minutes and seconds don't care what... Continue Reading →

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