I watch a lot of bad movies. This has always been true. As an undergraduate, I even wrote a paper about it for an aesthetics class. Yes, I take a perve…
I think it was only a matter of time until I wrote about HBO’s Succession. I’ve been largely ambivalent to the show, but one of season two’s early epis…
Today is my birthday. By the time you read this, the true statement will probably be “yesterday was my birthday.” It was a fine celebration of my ongoi…
I never thought I would watch a movie in a theater with the pulse-pounding sounds of a night club below my feet. I had that experience this weekend at …
October is over, but I am making an executive decision and extending the month by another week. It’s fine. My birthday is in November, so I’ll seize th…
As the newsletter continues to be an artistically satisfying but financially unrewarding activity, I have decided to dedicate renewed time to promoting…
I have promised writing about Dave Chappelle this week and I delivered it. For you as a reader, those of you who have been unwise enough to egg me on i…
I’m on vacation, so this is a short one. Wish you were here. See you for a more detailed engagement with philosophy and pop culture (may I interest you…
This weekend I saw a cat. It’s a pretty good cat. I also began playing the iOS exclusive JRPG Fantasian (2021), with a story written by original Final …
This week, I wrote about Ted Lasso (2020). It’s a TV show on Apple’s proprietary streaming service that people like a lot. I also like it a lot. I thin…
In Alenka Zupančič’s Odd One In (2008), she opens the chapter “The Ego and the It” with a humorous reflection on a polite question: In many languages t…
Matt AGOATio is still running Jeopardy, so all is right with the world. Malevolent (2021) was disappointing, maybe more on that next week. This week, j…