The Last Jedi is not so much a film as it is an act of cultural necrophilia. The Star Wars franchise was played out while I was still in high school. The Revenge of the Jedi was not only a bad movie. It was essentially a reboot of A New Hope, which, back then, wasn’t […]
The American Dream
Even I impress myself sometimes with the amount of groceries I can carry on my back.
Last Wednesday, as I was sitting in my house waiting for the great Spring blizzard that never came, I began to notice reports about a gunman who had barricaded himself inside the Panera Bread on Route 27, right across the street from Princeton University. Here it goes again, I thought to myself, dreading not only […]
The closest thing I’ve ever seen to a fascist country was the United States of America between 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. The classic Marxist dictum that everything happens twice, once as tragedy, once as farce, still holds. George W. Bush may have been a buffoon, just like Donald Trump, but the people around him, the […]
I have little or no interest in superhero movies. Nevertheless, there are times, The Dark Knight Rises after the Aurora Colorado shootings, Wonder Woman after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, when I almost feel as if it’s my civic duty to see the latest offering from Marvel or DC Comics. After Black Panther grossed […]
It’s that time of the week again. A nondescript white male loser has decided to take a military grade semi-automatic weapon out in public and use his fellow Americans for target practice. Yesterday, in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 of his former classmates, almost one for every […]
The term “neoliberalism” has become super popular in the past couple of years, so I suppose a backlash against its heavy use was inevitable. Many months back, Jonathan Chait wrote a piece for NYMag bemoaning its prevalence as the left’s favorite insult. Then, of course, there was Cornel West “calling out” Ta-Nehisi Coates as “representing […]