Who’s Afraid to Bake A Cake

For whom do we mourn when we weep to the witness of death? Advertisements

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An Economy of Violence

My culture tells me that we are beings who act from rational self interest.  Ahem, my irrational self interest is, clearly, unworthy of discourse.  If I am given conflict — to which I must be resolute — I must be logical and reasonable.  My emotional disposition is irrelevant, irrational and, if showcased, counterproductive.  I am […]

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On the Violence of Social Media 

In the 1960’s, the French social critic Guy Debord inscribed his magnum opus The Society of the Spectacle, Advertisements

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Truth & Profanity

To the Slack-Jaw Art Critics of all political slants, There seems to be two distinct categories of adverse political resistance to this provocative photo by Kathy Griffin: A) the political left argues that it is in poor taste and side-rails conduits of reasoned political discourse and B) the political right also argues that it is […]

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Trump, the Mobster, Will not be Impeached (easily) 

The purpose of this article is not to argue for or against any of the potential accusations against Trump (collusion or obstruction), nor is it to support/oppose the idea of his impeachment.   The purpose, rather, is to make the argument that Trump is — in simplest terms — a gangster and the reason he […]

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A Hopeful Memorial

Today is Memorial Day and we are bombarded with Facebook posts that ask us to take time to honor the men and women who have served our country and to not passively and disingenuously dismiss Monday as being only instrumental in allowing for a three-day weekend and an excuse to drink in excess with social […]

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Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire 

It could be simply remarked that as we all transverse Advertisements

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The Aesthetic Diremption

  It would be in Hegelian fashion to state Advertisements

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Democracy after Trump

In 1951—  while in deep introspection to the grotesque horrors of the Holocaust — Theordor Adorno stated that “there can no longer be poetry after Auschwitz” Advertisements

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Pre-Election Movie Picking FlowChart

Since this has been a highly contentious election cycle and at times very bitter, here is a fun little flow chart that will help you decide which movie to watch the weekend before the election: Click for larger vector format: Advertisements

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