The press wants so much to kiss Trump's ass: why oh why won't he let them?

the pariah or fascism

Writing Tips from the Lord of Hosts

I've got rhythm

why I hate writerly writerly stuff

on filler in narratives

Robinson Crusoe and Figaro walk into a bar... official and unofficial culture

the origin of the phrase, "american dream"

silver lining and an opportunity

The Yokels - part one

a history without dates

The NYT really does suck: the problem with the "Nazi sweety pies we love" article.

spinoza and the american predicament

Reviving the ostinato genatalia - not a good idea!

The black and white world - the soul of the banal

On pluck: translating the Brecht essay on Five Difficulties in writing the truth

my inexhaustible thirst for blowing up statues

A rhetorical question

biography and formalism - first round

the geography of subjective experience

the battle between the list and the dialogue

shower tourism