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This Week's Writing 2/18/23
why white students need Black history, Quantumania>Wakanda Forever, queer family is a blessing, and more.
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If you read one thing by me this week, it should be:
Trans kids are a blessing. (Business Insider)
Why white students need Black history. (EIH)
Nikki Haley is afraid of Trump. So are all his other opponents. (Public Notice)
The twitter acquisition shows that companies don’t care about stakeholders. (Editorial Board)
Why class first leftists are wrong. (EIH)
Claiming everything is a distraction can end up being a distraction. (EIH)
Chattering class solidarity for free speech absolutists, and no one else. (EIH)
Jonathan Chait apologizes for the alt right. (EIH)
A clerihew about classical music. (Asses of Parnassus)
Beneath the wig of Mr. Johann Sebastian Bach,
The chittering of invertebrata
Inspired a fugue and toccata.
A one-line poem garbled from Ariana Reines. (Five Fleas)
Say quotes to each other instead of holes.
A poem vivisected from Robert Heinlein. (dadkuku)
Bob the Puppet
buried surgically under the skin back
job the Old Man
through a washroom station
I wouldn’t have
Wakanda Forever is afraid grief will lead to revolution. (EIH)
Quantumania: not great, but small enough to be enjoyable. (Splice Today)
Somebody I Used to Know is an anti-romcom romcom. (Splice Today)
Coppola’s The Beguiled offers solidarity to Confederate white women. (EIH)
Bigbug is a bright, broken cyborg ballet. (EIH)
The Goodnight Mommy remake is built on a glib reveal. (EIH)
The Retaliators has no final girl, but a final patriarch. Because it sucks. (EIH)
Patricia Brennan convinces me to get over my prejudice against the vibes. (Splice Today)
On my family’s generations of failing at sports. (EIH)
Big book of film crit, including a piece by me on the television show ER’s oddly distant, oddly comforting relationship with Chicago. (Peregrine Press)
Star Trek TOS Rewatch
Dagger of the Mind is an oddly thoughtful critique of prison reform. (EIH)
The Corobomite Manuever and social work imperialism. (EIH)
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