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The Echo of Graffiti

We’re entering a post-graffiti urban environment.

Ulysses in Perpetuity

What am I reading? Ulysses, always Ulysses.

Some Ideas on Intimacy (Part 1)

By making it seem as though these lines are serious poetry, Bishop deflects attention from their improvisatory but crafted humor, their vulnerability, and their intimacy.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Science Behind How High

Renowned astrophysicist and television host Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the science behind the 2001 stoner movie How High.

Cloudy with a Chance of Passive-Aggression

I’ve come to wonder if anger itself is a social justice issue — the right to speak forthrightly, not as a member of a particular group or identity but as part of the human experience.

Separating Flesh From Bone

Now, more than ever, there is a need for returning to the literature penned in nature’s defense.

Barbarians at The Met

Museums are willing to concede the vulgar desecration of our most sacred objects to suit the fickle whims of the lowest cultural common denominator, the tourist.

Stuff I’ve Read in the Last Month (Or So): The Body

A tip for any teens who might be reading this: find an artist your own age to grow up with.

Two Nations Under God

The United States has two flags. One for when the Constitution is being observed. The other for when it isn’t. Or so say thousands of Americans known as the sovereigns.

All the Good Stories Are Real

What we crave is the unexplainable, the limitless. What we want are stories that, like ourselves, still contain a stubborn mystery.