Oct 11, 2008
We were, of course, like everybody else, a bunch of signifying monkeys: Weather Underground redux
Sound of a tased possum
Net to catch bridge-jumpers
'I guess you don't want to talk to me anymore' Text messages as found language
Airports as the failure of the 20th century
The end of the New York Sun
As you do unto the middle class
Still looking for the religious left
Emily Dickinson's secret lover
Is the novel post-gay?
Rowan Williams and Fyodor Dostoevsky
Why are the Orwell diaries so boring? What do we learn from that?
Technology, temporality and mimesis
Toddler scarred with Bart Simpson tattoo
The hummus wars
What's taken, what's left behind.
Falsification, forgetfulness, Pete Seeger and Bill Buckley
Nobel physics prize for exploring hidden symmetries
A poem, or poetry?
Bob Dylan: A magnificently impenitent improviser
The passion of Dick Cheney
The perfidy of Dick Cheney
Roots of American Populism (secret: They throw better parties)
National Review editor for Obama
We need to know: McCain, Marion Barry and the house we live in
Dog whistle politics
An apology to Sarah Palin
Vote for life, vote for Obama
Partisan film problems
Best reporting on John McCain
Kids these days go left (we call them the disgruntled children of the moral majority)
The senate’s greatest novelist
Do the democrats got religion?
Why the white middle class is bitter: wage stagnation; socialism
By Daniel Silliman at 4:58 PM