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This Week's Writing 4/28/23
Peter Pan and colonialism, neoliberal substack, fuck Tucker Carlson, and more!
Kitty thinking about being a podcaster.
Hello again! It was an eventful week. I lost one of my steady gigs (ugh) but a lot of you moved to the paid subscription tier, which is really helpful. I am as ever amazed that people want to read my scribblings, and are even willing to pay for it! (You can still sign up below. Also, see cats here!)
Also! Teddy Wilson of the Substack Radical Reports asked me if I wanted to do a podcast, and said he knew how to make the podcasts, so I think we’re going to do a podcast? Still sort of in the development stages, but I think it’s going to happen. Follow Teddy if you’re not; he does great work!
And now…on to what I published this week!
If you read one thing by me this week:
I helped research this zine by Mariame Kaba about abortion history, and how even pro choice providers sideline women’s voices. (The Philadelphia Story)
Is Substack a neoliberal hellhole? (EIH)
Substack admits to sweeping ignorance about content moderation. (EIH)
Tucker Carlson is not a free speech martyr. (Public Notice)
Joe Biden’s economic record has been successful, but not transformative. (Alternet)
Podcaster Mary Angela Perna talked to me about Nazi napkins, polarization, and fascism. (Lush Left Media)
Tucker Carlson is not your friend, ffs. (EIH)
An index of my substack articles on fascism. (EIH)
Disney’s new Peter Pan has more diverse casting, but it still can’t fly free of the colonial tropes. (CNN)
On Harry Belafonte’s groundbreaking album “Calypso.” RIP. (EIH)
The 10 best horror films of the 2010s. (EIH)
Star Trek TOS “This Side of Paradise,” a sublime exercise in hippie punching. (EIH)
Marry Me and fake to real rom coms. (EIH)
AI assisted dada. (dadakuku)
Clerihews are for nerds. (Five Fleas)
Mr. E. Gary Gygax
slew forty iMacs
in an atavistic ritual
from the days before nerds went digital.
An insomnia poem. (Five Fleas)
too late to write
a good poem.
A little poem I wrote in the dog park. (Five Fleas)
The tree shadow
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