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On Where Should We Bury the Dead Racist Literary Giants?

@Non-Anonymous I'd have to disagree. "The Horror at Red Hook" is all about racial loathing (in this case, "swarthy" people from the Mediterranean and Middle East). I'm glad that Ibrahim Sahadi's mark on Brooklyn is lasting, and Lovecraft's is a footnote.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm 0

On The Useless Crap You Find When You Move

I have a Haunted Carton. It includes the best of refrigerator postings from all of my moves, high school love letters, terrible journals, and college papers on the 17th Century Resolve and Sun Yat-sen. It's a cube of compressed anxiety silently sitting and accusing.

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm 0

On Welcome to Beautiful Laniakea! The Water Is Void and You Are Nothing

Thanks, Obama!

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:55 am 0

On Music Scene Finds a Way

Once was a punk bar in a DC alley that was a luncheonette by day. It was the wrong environment for another Fabulous Mabuhay Gardens. Still, for about a year, it was great. I watched my roommate laboriously hit on a girl, who vomited on his shoes.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:19 am 0

On When a Housing Inspector Says It's Illegal to Keep a Bicycle in Your Garage

I'm surprised LA doesn't require a minimum number of cars per housing unit.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm 0

On The Pedophiles Who Didn't Want to Hurt Children

@frannpak It seems abundantly clear Choire treated Luke's work with respect and solemnity. But most of this article was about the craft of journalism-in-dangerous-terrain. And journo-to-journo meta-conversations about the work don't need to be approached with kid gloves.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm 4

On The Pedophiles Who Didn't Want to Hurt Children

@Jen@twitter You must be new here.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm 5

On The Subway Train I Would Not Ride

This is why i take the People Mover.

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 12:53 am 0

On Symmetry Cruel

So, either existence precedes essence, or I stay on Lexapro.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm 0

On 2015 Summer Movie Forecast: Desert Explosions With a Chance of Good

For me, the unsettling nature of the trailer is the big-budget beauty of a mythology growing out of low-fi, punk-rock Ozsploitation sci-fi campiness. This balances beautifully with an utter dearth of Mel Gibson, creating an artistic tension that will, one hopes, allow us to forget the word "Ozsploitation."

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm 1