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The Confederate Flags of Comer’s Store

Mr. Comer used those flags to efficiently my generation into a special kind of passive, blind and “nice” racism. But racism nevertheless — on autopilot.

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Hollow Rights & Hollow Points

It doesn’t matter as much if they can’t arrest you if they can just kill you. Rights that are not consistently respected aren’t rights.

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There Are No Better People

Superheroes aren’t real. All we have is people, and trading one group for another is not and never will be a cure for systemic flaws

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Sunday Morning! “Stoner” by John Williams

The “rediscovered classic” of academic life does what great art is supposed to do: immerse us in the inner life of an individual without romanticizing him, It is ennobling.

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Saturday Spins: Warren Zevon

Have you ever put on an album and it absolutely blew your mind? That is a basically what happened to me when I first heard this week’s Saturday Spin. Last week, I discussed Ryan...

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Pity Parler

These former Twitter brands have found an audience receptive to their bloviating on Parler. Wonderful. And also, how boring.

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Conservatism Beyond Trump

Nobody knows what conservatism will look like in 2024. What is clear, however, is that some things will change beyond Trump.

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The Layered Genius of Miyazaki, Part I

You don’t have to be an animator to draw inspiration from Miyazaki’s films. Nor do you need to be an expert on anime. All that’s required is an appreciation for great film-making.

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Saturday Spins: Ryan Adams

Let’s talk a little bit about Ryan Adams’s Gold and why it is a landmark record.

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How Tan Was My MRAP

With police accountability very much in question, the easy and flippant lip service of “at no cost” and “find a way to use it” are grossly irresponsible