The past didn’t all happen at once A problem I frequently have in my mental landscape is compressing large parts of the past together as all happening at once. I assume I’m not the only one. As a macro example, we kind of all think of “dinosaurs” as all happening at the same time until… Continue reading “Greeks were Gauls to Persians”
Hari Kondabolu works with a form that can be difficult to describe. It contains elements of stand-up comedy, but also community advocacy, motivational speaking, and consciousness raising. His acts are not simply stand-up comedy pointed towards important subjects (that’s nothing new); they are texturally different from pure stand-up, with a serious, even dark, undertone bristling… Continue reading “The Problem with Apu”
I swear I wasn’t cribbing this. (Though I was more or less cribbing Coates, as Serwer was.)
Thomas Frank has perhaps done more damage to the Democratic party than any 1 person in recent memory, by giving currency to the phrase “voting against their economic interests”. 12 years after his book came out, Democrats still buy the premise that poor white people in Dumbfuckistan vote for Republicans in large numbers, and that… Continue reading “Fear the Democrats’ “economic pivot””
Jacob Circle is a circle with no purpose I lived just north of Jacob Circle in Mumbai for three years. It is a traffic circle in search of a purpose. The circle is the intersection of two main arteries, K K Road and Arthur Road, and four smaller roads, Bapurao Jagtap Road, Ripon Road, Anandilal… Continue reading “The Saat Rasta Project”
I’m sad that it’s come to this, but the web is so actively terrible that I realized I didn’t have the time to fight it anymore. My dreams of making the static blog happen again are on hold for a bit, because I need to stop fiddling settings and start writing again.