–Arts and letters for the modern age–

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–Arts and Letters for the Modern Age–

Meet the New Cult of the Self (Same as the Old Cult of the Self)

Meet the New Cult of the Self (Same as the Old Cult of the Self)

The Cult of the Self has shifted into high gear. It was rough going out of the gate, back in the 1970s, what with hirsute gurus and hippies talking about their astral projections, and simultaneously terrifying and lampoonable movements like EST (Erhard Seminars...

The Trump Effect

The Trump Effect

Of all the things to do with Trump, the man himself is the easiest to understand. That a personality disordered degenerate and criminal will do anything to avoid paying the piper is hardly surprising. What mystifies is the behavior of those who intersect with Trump:...

Our Own Naked Sun

Our Own Naked Sun

In The Naked Sun (1957), Isaac Asimov imagines Solaria, a low-population world in which residents live on estates so large that one never encounters one’s neighbors in person. As robots are employed in virtually every manner of labor, these estates are also almost...

Yearbook

Yearbook

It was a big deal that time of the year, when our high school yearbook came out. In truth, it was a big deal all year: when the staff was being determined (you had to be elected to work on the yearbook); while photos for it were being taken; and as the year’s theme...