the twenty-second digest post
Chien-yi died a few days later. They had barely spoken since; she had no energy to speak, and then she was too ill to sit up. She went slowly, and then…
“The heart wants what it wants” is a somewhat fraught thing to say on the internet because people think it’s a Woody Allen quote. It isn’t; it’s an Emi…
which I acknowledge is not particularly newsworthy
The audio clip at the beginning of this song - a gem from the last gasp of Madonna’s relevance as a pop star - comes from the film adaptation of The Ce…
Well, I teased this a long time ago, and I appreciate your patience. I’m happy to announced that I’m running a book review contest for paying subscribe…
a free speech warrior by default, a mind that looks open in contrast
the twenty-first digest post
I quite liked this essay by Dorian Lynskey on the decline of negative criticism. His discussion of the abuse that follows any bad review, and particula…
The healer said it was radiation poisoning, but Haojing knew only that her mother was dying. When she regained her senses, she had approached her mothe…
and that doesn't really seem contrarian to me
I am reprinting this essay here for the simple reason that I could not find it with many Google searches and felt that it should be publicly available …