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The Despisers of the Earth

The Despisers of the Earth

“Knowledge of death helps us also to find a good road,” Jack D. Forbes tells us, “because perhaps it can bring us to deep considerations of our place in nature.” I recall this reflection Forbes makes, among other revelations, in his 1978 book Columbus and Other...

Why “Activists” Love Their Masks

Why “Activists” Love Their Masks

Yet another topic I’ve been asked to write about is why I quit activism all those years ago. To be radically honest, I’ve already tackled this subject in several ways but… I think I’ve found a new angle. Read on to learn more. Recently, I was walking down Steinway...

Jabberwocky Theater

Jabberwocky Theater

Well, they say that time flies when you’re having fun, and as you grow older such an expression seems to have an increased impact and meaning as each new cycle spins. But I’m not sure that any point in human history has seen as much flux as this still-young decade of...

The REAL First Rule of Fight Club 

The REAL First Rule of Fight Club 

(Credit unknown) Life in the United States of Algorithms has me thinking about Fight Club again — reading snippets, posting quotes, and watching YouTube clips until I finally gave it a re-watch. Such is the power of Fight Club. I saw it in the theater when it came out...

Greenwashing the Tokyo Olympic Games

The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts. — Martin Müller, European Urban and Regional Studies, 2015 The organisers of the Olympics have always been into appearances and grand...

Going to Hell and Back: Fighting Our Worst Nightmare

Going to Hell and Back: Fighting Our Worst Nightmare

Theatrical poster Interrogate the devil; he will tell you that beauty is a pair of horns, four claws and a tail. Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary Bullets of Justice is a gritty 2019 film made by Valeri Milev and Timur Turisbekov, which takes place in the United...

Tokyo’s Pandemic Games Open

The auguries are not good for the Tokyo Olympic Games.  Resignations have filled the ledger, including Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori and the creative director Hiroshi Sasaki.  Then there is the lamentable behaviour of the...