Briny Deep States of Atlantis and the U.S.
Still noisy, not as sharp, really anti-Semitic.
What the holidays mean to an atheist.
Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux is provocative, but to what end? D+
Oliver Bateman’s series about the travails of Millennial media workers now shines a light on the personal essay industry.
A look at four movies, one of which is much better than the other three.
From the depths of MQ’s “custom treatment” in Tijuana, Mexico.
Sorry to Bother You explains.
A dispatch from a Vietnamese industrial zone.
Nothing like the present to stir up the past.
Running a subornation factory out of the West Wing.
The Founding Fathers would be astounded by what Americans can now legally say.
Don’t haul out the goddamn holly.
Paleocon Diary (#150).
An ongoing story about hot takes, brand-building and now the wonderful time of the year.
A review of Richard Brookhiser’s John Marshall, and double majoring in history.
I wasn't looking for some sexy lady undressing.
Trump doesn't appear to have developed a taste for homicide.
An episode from 1972, when talk shows let people talk.
City nicknames, like Baltimore’s “Charm City,” are mostly dumb.
First single from new Baltimore band fronted by Brooks Kossover and Jenghis Manning-Pettit.
Dad was a humble giant, at least to his five sons.
An interview with the late director by Mark Kermode.
The FDA’s menthol cigarette prohibition plan is patronizing to African-Americans.
Bob Fass interviews Dylan mere hours after he cut the master take of "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)."
Steve Stills never really panned out, nor did the SoCal rock scene after 1971.
An insightful early take in a different time signature.
Doesn’t matter much now, but Dylan’s original Blood on the Tracks was better.
A "remix" of an Eric Copeland song.
Halloweens past and present; busybody schoolmarms; and a strange New York Times article about the Red Sox.