Here are some of my favorite pieces:
On Writing & Literature
A Study of Reading Habits in the Age of Aquarius, or, The Novel as Time Machine, which argues that novels are the antidote to the frenzy of Facebook thinking.
On Music, Movies & TV
The “Song Beneath the Song” series, in which I explain the hidden meanings of popular songs.
007 vs Title VII: Goldfinger, the Civil Rights Act, and White Male Privilege. Fifty years of both Bond and antidiscrimination law.
Miley Cyrus is not Hannah Montana, an argument for Destiny Hope Cyrus written right after “Wrecking Ball” came out.
Only One Cure for Pain: Morphine and Mark Sandman. Best live band I ever saw.
Shock & Awe, on the horrible decision to invade Iraq.
Gender, Genius, Genesis, and James Woods, on gender bias in IQ, and more.
And Jill Came Tumbling After: Jill Stein and why there’s no third party in America.