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On 'The Wire' and the Realism Canard

yeah, if there's one piece of pop culture that isn't celebrated enough, it's the Wire.

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm 0

On Um, Is Your Facebook About To Get Less Dumb? Wow.

Topic always makes me think of that bit Zizek does where he points out that the authoritarian father is actually better than the one who acts like a abuddy; they both are going to end up telling the kid what to do, but the pretense that he's not makes the "nice" father worse. Same sort of thing with Facebook. I'd love it if this shit got off of my feed forever, but these little announcements just goes to remind the people who make the stuff that gets shared on Facebook who they really work for.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm 0

On Andrea Dworkin, Men's Rights Advocate

@Choire Sicha you too!

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm 0

On Andrea Dworkin, Men's Rights Advocate

Dworkin is in the unusual position of having her positions both misrepresented as more radical than they were and also having them watered down in a misguided attempt to defend her. The latter is worse.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm 0

On Portrait of an Israeli Peace Protest

Thank you for this piece. The rise of the extreme right in Israel is one piece of all this that I just don't think many Americans, even educated Americans, are really aware of.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0

On The 9/11 Summer Blockbuster Machine

you should go to Gaza and tell people that every exploding building is secretly about America

http://fredrikdeboer.com/2014/07/29/dear-americans-every-exploding-building-is-not-911/

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm 0

On Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

ugh, that video.

Yes, bourgie white people! The world exists only for you!

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:31 am 2

On The Potato Salad Kickstarter Is the Science Fiction Villain We Deserve

I think I love you for this

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm 1

On That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It's Garbage

@thethetk But you have to actually present info that "very recent changes" are in fact dramatic. And nobody has done that, here. The notion that there is some clear and major difference in the student loan debts of graduates from the past five years and those from the past fifteen is totally unproven to me.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm 0

On That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It's Garbage

@KarenUhOh If you don't like the Brookings Institution, this piece pulls from Harvard, the NBER, the NCES, the BLS, UChicago....

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/03/myth-student-loan-crisis/309231/

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm 0