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This Week's Writing 4/8/23
refuting anti trans myths, 2001: a space bureaucracy, AIR, Stormy Weather, and more.
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Okay! On to what I wrote this week.
If you read one thing by me this week, read:
No, gay and lesbian children are not being “transed.” (The Present Age)
If Trump doesn’t need a perp walk, maybe no one does. (Independent)
Don’t let the media’s Trump obsession distract from fascism in the states. (Public Notice)
Economists are terrible at predicting recessions. All the more reason for a stronger safety net. (Editorial Board)
The Wisconsin victory is good news for Joe Biden. (EIH)
People don’t have informed opinions on Trump’s indictment. But polls are still useful. (EIH)
Accusing the GOP of hypocrisy re: Clarence Thomas is pointless. (EIH)
Not horseshoe theory. Tentacle theory. (EIH)
80 years on, Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky show the greatness of Black film, and the racism of Hollywood. (Quietus)
AIR proves that Hollywood can make you root for anyone, but it always encourages you to root for the affluent white guys. (CNN)
One True Loves is less a rom com than a romance about finding a self to love after grief. (Chicago Reader)
2001: A Space Odyssey is about putting those hippies in their place. (Splice Today)
In Kill Boksoon, being an assassin is easier than parenting. (Splice Today)
The Northman is good; just not original. (EIH)
Ray Kroc and Donald Trump, together at last. (EIH)
Guidance shows the bleak side of empathy. (EIH)
Other Cultural Criticism
Chicago’s Miirrors: giant, radio-ready alterna-rock meticulously designed and arranged for earworm bliss. (Chicago Reader)
The best used poetry section in Chicago. (Chicago Reader)
Star Trek’s Space Seed and rooting for the eugenic bad boys. (EIH)
The pros and cons of not having to drive my daughter everywhere anymore. (EIH)
4 poems, making fun of Eckhart Tolle, tiny houses, and more. (Synchronized Chaos)
A poem about Dylan inventing civil rights and other true history. (New Feathers Anthology)
A villanelle torn from the pages of the DaVinci Code. (Oddball Magazine)
A sad covid poem. (Five Fleas)
you and I
have caught each other.
A short poem about not sleeping. (Five Fleas)
gives you a lot of time to think about
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