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…
This week, the semester rages on, current events demand our attention and indignity, and the holiday weekend has afforded me little respite. Using some…
The semester is fully under way, which means the volume of writing per newsletter might see a little bit of a downturn. You know how it goes. Many of y…
This week, I decided to put on my film critic hat and try looking at films in a few different ways. In the first segment, you’ll find my normal critica…
Audio Supplement to Issue #184: A universe of radical splitListen now (107 min) | In the second edition of the Audio Supplement, Jared Pence, Kelly Schairer, and I discuss The Bachelorette season seventeen, “Qu…
We’re revisiting a lot of familiar topics this week, but I’d like to think we are breaking new ground. This is not the first time I have written about …
To begin, I’d like to congratulate our Olympic basketball team on their gold medal victory. It looked a little shaky there for a minute, but I’m glad o…
What a week. I was on vacation and that was great. Really, that just meant I was in a slightly more scenic location and did a slightly smaller amount o…