EDUCATION IN REVERSE: The first section (of five) of the new short story, "Desire." A comedy. Broken ribs, corrective lenses, model girlfriends, and punk rock privilege. This is spring; the next season is summer, consumerism and desire, sunshine and smokescreens, "Spend Spend Spend." We like to think of sexual desire as the most authentic expression of our True Selves; I'm unconvinced. … [Read more...]

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In the blogs of snow You hold your rifle In the watch below The enemy hide...Messopotamian: Another Iraqi blog!Oxblog: Powerful speech against the proposition, "Resolved: This House believes that we are losing the Peace."Sed Contra: The rosary as seen through the beatitudes' description of the "poor in spirit." Here, here, here.Tacitus: What it's like to be depressed in the Army. This is really an incredible post, completely worth your time. I fully agree with the comments that point out … [Read more...]

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IF YOU CAME HERE FROM NRO'S CORNER, you're looking for this post. Not that the rest of the blog doesn't also warrant your attention! … [Read more...]

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YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A GREAT COMIC IF IT BIT YOU ON YOUR ARCHETYPE. So... superheroes.Something specific has to hook me in to a superhero comic. I'm kind of like this with all literature (it's why I have such lurid and whacked-out tastes), but a lot more so with superhero comics. Here's my (very personal) rundown of what does and doesn't work for me in superhero stuff, in alphabetical order. Note that this is also your "concept vs. execution" post.The Avengers. I don't get them. This column … [Read more...]

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ANIMALS. MEN. ANIMAL MEN. Comics reviews.Animal Man--the three volumes of the Grant Morrison run.There's very little I can say about this series that wasn't said earlier and better by Comics 101. Here's the column that persuaded me that I had to have this series. It's very "meta"--but not in an annoying way--more in a chilling and thought-provoking way.I guess the thing you should do, if the C101 column (which does have spoilers, sorry) doesn't do it for you, is stand in your local comics … [Read more...]

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KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD. "I am here today to tell the people of Canada what has happened to me."...I have never had trouble with the police and have always been a good citizen."So I still cannot believe what has happened to me, and how my life and career have been destroyed."Basically this guy was terrorized, isolated (with no outsiders to provide unwanted scrutiny of his case), humiliated, hurt, lied to, shipped to Syria despite his pleas that he would be tortured there, then … [Read more...]

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SECRET HABEAS CORPUS CASE UPDATES: The California Yankee has lots of details. This looks like your go-to site for info on the case.Update from Los Volokh. … [Read more...]

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