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Food Shame Spiral

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Is What Democracy Looks Like?

My “colleague” at Tropics of Meta has published a new book, Democracy of Sound, which has been getting some play online.  Much of the reception seems fairly positive, but I’d like … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

“One Shining Moment” my Ass – The B.S. of March Madness

My newest post over at ToM (tropics of meta) on why I the NBA matters more to me than your precious March Madness. Click here.

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

This will end in tears

I have a new post up at the Tropics of Meta.  It’s a mild gloss of David Greenberg’s attack on Howard Zinn in The New Republic.  The innocent will suffer, … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Joan Didion, 1968, and Yesterday’s Occupy Movement

“The very architecture of California State colleges tends to deny radical notions, to reflect a modest and hopeful vision of progressive welfare bureaucracy, and as I walked across campus that … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where is Barbara Fields when you need her?

In a dumpy convenience store in Over-the-Rhine, I was standing behind a couple of pitiful lottery-players, waiting to buy my daily twelve-pack of Natty Light.  One guy comes up to … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hillbilly Halloween and the Hippy Clambake: Coping with America’s Ridiculous Political Conventions

I have a new piece up at Tropics of Meta on the DNC and RNC.  My academic loser friends let me get a few jibes in at their precious Democratic … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · Leave a comment