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also: this week's writing 2/25/23
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Okay! Enough with the begging. Here’s what I published last week.
If you read one thing from me this week, read:
Lobsters don’t have shoulders, Jordan Peterson, you dipshit. (EIH)
Political essays and op-eds
When Marjorie Taylor Green calls for secession, she’s calling for white supremacy. (Public Notice)
It’s not a “culture war”. It’s an attack on human rights. (Editorial Board)
Against workerism, the idea that people are valuable because they work. (EIH)
Remembering presidential candidate John Anderson, and how media gets in your brain. (EIH)
To Leslie is exactly the kind of film that wins Oscars. (Splice Today)
Ant-Man and the Wasp, 2018, shows that small stories have bigger hearts. (EIH)
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande makes a quiet case for revolutionary pleasures. (EIH)
Fresh tries to be a feminist slasher, but it’s bitten off more than it can chew. (EIH)
Halloween Ends not with a scream but with a pratfall. (EIH)
Samaritan shows non-MCU superheroes can also suck. (EIH)
A villanelle about The DaVinci Code. (EIH)
Published two short poems. (Five Fleas)
no fewer people
could see me
than already did
Expands to fill
All space. All time. The house
Is worn by clothes and we flap loose
And another in a different post! I wrote a version of this 30 years ago. So that’s a lont time to wait to get it published. (Five Fleas)
Particles that exist for so little time
they're only recognized by the particles their decay
Critics hate hair metal. But Maneskin shows the kids are still hair metalling. (Splice Today)
The Flight Attendant season 2 is much less harrowing than season 1. (EIH)
The woman in the house across the street from a bad tv show. (EIH)
Star Trek Rewatch
S1E11-12: The Menagerie is a tv show about the dangers of tv shows. (EIH)
S1E13: The Conscience of the King and avoiding talking about genocide. (EIH)
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