Category Archives: Writing

Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part IV

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order To … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Boardgames and … YOU GUYS LOOK AT THIS DOG!

Salman Rushdie (ed – I think it’s pronounced salmon) wrote that board games have an implicit morality, and Snakes and Ladders has deep lessons for children: All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity … Continue reading

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On Writing, Form, Dave Eggers, and David Foster Wallace

There’s comfort in a crowd, an easy ennui and unthinking urge, a lazy Brownian motion that one could easily mistake for purpose. Waking up from this cozy haze can be as bracing as a cold shower, as electric as a dancable guitar … Continue reading

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Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part III

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order To … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Music: Happy Birthday, Virginia!

Every Friday morning we kick off your weekend with a series of videos, loosely gathered around a theme. This week, we celebrate the birth of this lovely commonwealth. Way back in the mists of time, on March 25th, 1583, crusty … Continue reading

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Abiding For Spring

Casting around to find something worth writing about today. It’s been a busy week, and time for reflection and longer writing hasn’t been possible. There’s a peculiar ennui that comes with being busy; an inertia that mimics, but mocks, direction. … Continue reading

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Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part II

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order … Continue reading

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Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part I

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order … Continue reading

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Steven Hyden Takes A Good Long Look At The ’90’s

I love my kindle. I read every night before bed. Using Instapaper, I just added a ten-part long series of Onion AV Club articles by Steven Hyden titled “Whatever Happened To Alternative Nation”. A a child of the ’90’s, it’s … Continue reading

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Results Matter, Linguistic Edition: Sarcasm and Swearing

We were rambunctious children. We basically lived outdoors, with a hundred acres of woods behind us, like modern Christopher Robins without the schizophrenia. We hurt ourselves, and each other, a lot. I slammed my sister’s fingers in the door. One … Continue reading

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