Professor Attempts to Tie Criticism to Murder and Bigotry via Facebook Likes

If a murderous madman clicks “like” on a Facebook page, how much influence does said Facebook page hold over this murderous madman? Stephen LeDrew, a visiting professor of sociology at Memorial University, makes the logical leap from a Facebook like to a heavy psychic influence look like child’s play in a recent post on the… Read More Professor Attempts to Tie Criticism to Murder and Bigotry via Facebook Likes

Achibald J. Motley Jr.’s Nightlife: My Favorite Chicago Party Painting

A huddle of people can always be found Edward Hopper’s brilliant Nighthawks painting at Art Institute of Chicago. It’s an evocative painting seems to tell a different story to each viewer. Are the people at the diner friendly? Have they been speaking? Or are they lonely spirits in the midst of a desolate night looking… Read More Achibald J. Motley Jr.’s Nightlife: My Favorite Chicago Party Painting

Milo’s Phone Call With a Long-distance, High School Chum

Today, after a friend sent me an old article from The Kernel in which now-resigned Breitbart hot-take artiste Milo Yiannopoulos wrote that he ranked his friends by income, IQ, and attractiveness, I got to wondering: Are there any friends Milo stays in touch with distantly? Any that can stand him after placed on such a… Read More Milo’s Phone Call With a Long-distance, High School Chum

David Foster Wallace’s 5 Grammarian Tips Every Anal Writer Should Know

I love looking back at David Foster Wallace’s teaching materials. They’re an interesting look into the mind of one of America’s most popular (and perhaps greatest)  writers of the past few decades (some would argue century). The achieves are why I read Renata Adler’s “Speedboat,” James Baldwin’s “Geovanni’s Room,” and Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer.” (Baldwin’s book… Read More David Foster Wallace’s 5 Grammarian Tips Every Anal Writer Should Know

Atlantic’s Goldberg: We’re Not Joining the Trump ‘Resistance’

The Atlantic won’t be joining “The Resistance” against President Donald Trump, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg said Monday evening at an event hosted by the University of Chicago. A student asked Goldberg how journalistic institutions like The Atlantic can appeal to parts of the electorate that now seem to reject the media in toto. Goldberg… Read More Atlantic’s Goldberg: We’re Not Joining the Trump ‘Resistance’