How to See Ghosts and Other Figments – Orrin Grey
The phantasm is more in how we see ourselves, or more specifically in how we mistake ourselves.
Obviously people take breaks, people burn out—who knows how long I’ll actually last. But aspirationally, there’s no end.
Even with his cosmic horror operating on a trans-dimensional scale, we are centered on his characters as they struggle through pain, moral dilemmas, and fraught relationships.
There’s something about the visceral nature of art and comics that can really land in an emotional way that totally transcends the written word.
The human condition is one that has violence and unexpected death. We should always be asking how people move through it and come together again. How they endure.
There’s Something Dangerous in ‘Antisemitism Studies’
The rest of the academic world has left the subject behind because we, ostensibly, already have institutes and authors to cover this subject. This situation is not inevitable, but only the result of the political right staking their claim to the subject of antisemitism.
A Psalm for the Wild-Built – Becky Chambers
Humanity has built up robots so completely that it has become clear that they are sentient and deserving of legal personhood, and their foundational role in our chain of production is one that robs them of their freedom
Antisemitism Viewed from the Left: A Reading List
A reading list of essays and articles (and a couple videos) on antisemitism from a decidedly left-wing perspective.
The struggle to free oneself or defend one’s freedom or the freedom of those near you, is worth celebrating. But the physical act of destroying each other is complicated and messy at best.
Jemisin understands what works about superhero books and then uses it to move the readers through a narrative so subjective that they are forced to deal with some of the most profound political crises we have just lived through.