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Slouching Towards Dystopia

‘Purgatory surpasses heaven and hell in poetry, because it represents a future and the others do not.’ ― Chateaubriand. I. It begins with an allegory Modern publishing is ironically dystopian given the current preponderance of the genre. There are all the hallmarks. For example, a huge divide between the tiny minority of rich, bestselling writers, […]

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The Romanoffs, the Based & Redpilled Show That No One Told You to Watch – By Logo Daedalus

The much heralded “golden age” of broadcast television has already reached its peak. It now gives way to the mercurial silver of streaming. As Marshall McLuhan noted, the obsolescence of a medium is not marked by its disappearance, but by its ubiquity. I would add that with this obsolescing ubiquity comes liquidity, & eventually, mediocrity, […]

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The Massachusetts Yankee in Bad Decline: a Review of “Selfie, Suicide: Cairey Turnbull’s Blue Skidoo”

Selfie, Suicide opens rather oddly, on our protagonist Cairey Turnbull digesting an eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas.  Immediately the language is notably ornate and on first glance comes off as pretentious, but it serves two important purposes.  First, it sets a tableau, in a sense similar to an opening sequence in an artistic movie. Notable […]

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Dopamine Oblivion: Futurist Tech and the Death of the Image

It seems that among the hottest topics worthy of discussion in our materialist epoch is the role of future technology in our lives, and the seemingly endless questions surrounding the various theories, schools and postulates of post/transhumanism. The reality is that artists, writers, SCI-FI nerds, etc. have done more to wrestle with and create potentialities […]

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The Epileptic and the Autist: Myshkin and Ippolit in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot

“For he did not care for pomp or wealth, nor even for public esteem, but cared only for truth!” -The Idiot, Part 4 Chapter 10 From what we have of the notebooks Dostoevsky used in planning The Idiot, it is clear that many of the characters underwent various revisions, excisions, and transformations, but none more […]

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