Two more new pieces! For The Baffler, I wrote about Marguerite Young’s infamously weird novel Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, which glorious Dalkey Archive is gloriously reissuing. More on that in a minute. In The Nation, for their The Debate feature, I wrote about The Idea of…
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17 Out of 11,000 During COVID, around 11,000 prisoners were granted early release. 17 of those people reoffended, and 16 of those reoffenses were…
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Well, the piece I spent a lot of this summer reading for is out. I should be done talking about David Bentley Hart for a while. (A few of my readers…
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Some Reasons I Haven’t Become a Full-On Conspiracy Theory Guy I have several traits in common with a certain kind of Conspiracy Theory Guy: not the Q…
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The Allure of CHAOS For a forthcoming piece in Hedgehog on the idea of the conspiracy theory and the way that idea functions in The Discourse — (that…
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Prisencolinensinainciusol In the ‘70s, an Italian musician wrote a song in which the lyrics are a slurry of vaguely-English-sounding phonemes sung in a…
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Note to Readers First of all, I’m sorry that the posts have been once a week for some weeks now. Didn’t really intend it that way, and it’s less than I…
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Two weeks in and I’m cautiously optimistic about the new school year. Last year was rough. I remember a day in March or April when I was asking my…
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