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This Week's Writing 3/2/23
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I’m going to be on vacation for a few days, so the incessant posting will be…well, less incessant, probably until Tuesday. Here’s everything I published in this (slightly shortened) week.
Democrats should take advantage of Rs focus on East Palestine to pass needed reforms. (Public Notice)
People are fascinated by AI takeover because it’s a metaphor for worker’s revolt. (Editorial Board)
Conservatives are abandoning electoral politics. That means D’s have to get better at politics outside elections too. (Liberal Currents)
Even rich kids need free college. (EIH)
Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey defaults to boring slasher tropes. (Chicago Reader)
Children of the Corn can’t decide whether to root for the kids or the adults. (Chicago Reader)
Why Face/Off is twice as good as all other action movies. (Face/Off)
Emily Dickinson tells God to stop being such a skinflint. (EIH)
A villanelle cobbled together from the words of prosperity gospel ghoul Joel Osteen. (EIH)
A poem I wrote last week while working on…well, you can figure it out. (Five Fleas)
The moon doesn’t pay taxes.
It floats free
beyond the safety net.
Born in the USA has aged badly…which is what the album is about. (Splice Today)
How I wrote terrible summaries of terrible books and felt terrible. (EIH)
Star Trek TOS Rewatch
S1E14 Balance of Terror is pulse pounding cold war propaganda. (EIH)
S1E15: Shore Leave promises imagination and delivers pulp genre clichés. (EIH)
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