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May 15 2020: The Problem of Problematic Celebrities

May 15 2020: I want to say this as concisely as possible, and try not to ramble. The problem of problematic celebrities is not my problem. It doesn’t have to be the new cause that I take up, either to defend them or to get them “cancelled”. I can, if I choose, quietly unfollow them, […]

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A Big Movie Deal

Would you rather get a big movie deal for one book, or be on the bestseller list several times? I think I’d rather have the one big book. Here’s my reasoning on this: A movie deal presumably means money. Likely more money than I’d make off of several best sellers. At the very least, the […]

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And Yet Remain Lonesome

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. T. S. Eliot The fact that I already live largely as a hermit, while beneficial in these times, allows me grater opportunity to pretend everything is normal does not escape […]

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What Did Jack Do? An Analysis

On 20 January, 2020 David Lynch’s short film What Did Jack Do? was released on Netflix. It’s not exactly a new film, although it’s had limited distribution until now. Lynch shot it in 2016, around the same him he was filming Twin Peaks: The Return. The short was shown once in Paris in 2017 during […]

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Art, Consumerism, and Pandering to the Audience

This isn’t a post about pop culture. I want to make that clear, because I don’t want to get bogged down in debates over the things that I’m about to cite. My point is a larger one about writing, and the creation of art, and what impact the consumer public should have on the artist. […]