New Zodiac

Well, even though I completely reject astrology as superstitious nonsense, I refuse to accept my new Zodiac-sign-change. I am an Aries and will remain an Aries. Although, I must say, it’s been cool how ever since they said I’ve become a Pisces I’ve been able to breathe underwater.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More