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What Color Is Your Santa?

Santa is white, obviously. Can Ronald McDonald be Chinese?

Where Are the Space Brothers?

Why won’t extraterrestrials communicate with us?

Excellent Horse-Like Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un recently machine-gunned his former girlfriend, a pop singer.

Filled with Animals

Is the man of the future filled with animals? No, but the poet must find a new language to express what he has seen and felt.

When Body and Image Interpenetrate

Walter Benjamin predicts the Internet, cloud-sourced revolution, and beyond.

Links 20 August 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 20 August 2013.

Lafcadio’s Adventures: Footloose Youth of the 1910s

The 1910s were a surprisingly radical time. Gangs of footloose youth roamed the countryside, and theories of homoerotic bonding were embraced by progressives and nationalists alike.

Links 23 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 23 July 2013.

Links 20 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of recent days.

From “Superchill” to Boston Bomber

Viewed purely in terms of dramatic potential, doesn’t Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s story contain far more human interest than the stories of his victims — who are, after all, only part of the story by tragic accident, rather than through choices they themselves made?