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Language, fraud, folly, truth, history, and knitting. Et cetera.



Published: 2017-09-07T21:03:59-05:00

 



NYC primary elections 2017

2017-09-07T21:03:59-05:00

NYC primary elections are coming up next Tuesday, and there’s actually some interesting action going on in the normally dull...



"If you feel safe now, it's an illusion born of your relationship to power."

2017-08-26T17:53:33-05:00

From a post by Logan Rimel, parish administrator at University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley, Caifornia. I outsourced the sin of...



Open Thread 219

2017-08-16T05:51:46-05:00

Liberalism can't defeat white supremacy. Only direct action can....



FTL, Y’all

2017-08-08T03:55:31-05:00

Iron Circus Comics (Spike Trotman’s company) has just announced its next anthology project: FTL, Y’all. Imagine what would happen if...



Open Thread 218

2017-06-11T18:39:44-05:00

No, English isn't uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language....



Mosaic face

2017-06-11T17:17:17-05:00

I love the faces in Byzantine mosaics. I used to make my own Mac icons back in the 1990s, when...



Open Thread 217

2017-03-20T09:17:52-05:00

Allow me to observe that bluegrass musicians will cover anything....



Wealth, risk, and power

2017-03-14T13:56:47-05:00

This is a thread I wrote on Twitter, because sometimes it's easier to write about big subjects on very small...



Making Conversation

2017-03-13T20:50:43-05:00

This is just to say that my recent essay collection, Making Conversation, is eligible for Best Related Work. Forgive me....



Dori Smith and Tom Negrino

2017-03-08T03:32:59-05:00

Long ago in Internet time, the well-known tech writer and programmer Dori Smith, a sometime reader hereabouts, did Making Light...



Is this Open thread 216?

2017-02-01T12:53:31-05:00

What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color? Wait, give me some time to think....



I know what I'm needin', and I don't want to waste more time

2017-01-27T03:34:37-05:00

Hey, New Yorkers (City and State)! Want health care? There’s a bill making its way through our state legislature that...



Universal Basic Income discussion thread

2017-01-03T17:51:17-05:00

There are many things I am not, among them an economist, a futurologist, a historian of labor, (a person who...



Defense in depth

2016-12-30T07:33:26-05:00

I'm strongly suspecting that New Year's is going to be a time of listicles and advocacy. Everyone's going to be...



And ever morne and may

2016-12-28T12:58:40-05:00

As 2016 draws to a close, many of us are looking on it as a year of loss, not just...