Category: Culture

Ravelry 141

Un-Ravelry

Ravelry didn’t just come out of the blue with their banning of all things Donald Trump. There is a messy ball of yarn to untangle here.

concentration camps 230

A Camp By Any Other Name Would Smell as Foul

I don’t want the extremely esoteric battle over what we call our immigration detention facilities to distract from what they are; a catastrophe, regardless of what you choose to call them.

WVU Football 0

A Very Welcome Victory

Sports are not a salve. That said, an unexpected win still manages to feel awfully damned good.

songs 21

Songs!

A bit of Mrazzmatazz.

Kyle Kashuv 243

Paying the Price of Admission

I write lots of words. In all that writing what you won’t find is specific mention by name of any of the Parkland kids. Till now.

parenting 41

Lessons From a Bike Thief

My kids are unfamiliar with want. It was the constant, extended wanting that made me resolved to remove myself from poverty as an adult; my kids will have to find the motivation for that elsewhere.

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Ordinary Bookclub: HPMOR Wrap-up

Okay. Time to close the cover on another Ordinary Bookclub. We read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Our kickoff post is here. The last of the 10(!) different recap threads is here....

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Remember The Man

It’s Father’s Day, so here are some songs celebrating The Man in his various incarnations that we can all enjoy regardless of our daddy issues.

Rebecca Solnit 7

Sunday Morning! “The Faraway Nearby”

On Rebecca Solnit’s 2013 collection of interwoven, digressive, personal essays about the stories we tell to make our way through life with each other.

The Joker 84

Heroes and Villains

How can any of us be held responsible for being bad, or given credit for being good, if all we are is conscienceless computer programs easily corrupted by a traumatic childhood?

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Inheriting Batman

If Batman: The Animated Series was the perfection of a world already created, Batman Beyond represents a fascinating world waiting to be explored.

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Game of Gamer Perceptions

Online gaming coupled with social media has exploded not just the popularity of gaming, but the community of gamers.