We don’t need sunglasses. We need to take the blinders off.


A radical view of our economic history – and future.


Skepticism, cynicism, irony, and contempt vs. the BIP

Charming vs. Creepy is the battle of our age.

Fake lakes, uncanny forests, and protest as performance.


Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia.

Contemporary Levi's ad

Fake Authenticity defined and analyzed.

Why do French think­ers and writers abhor le jog­ging? Ask Sarkozy.

Philip K. Dick in Gary Panter's ROZZ TOX MANIFESTO T-shirt

Those born from 1924-33 are nearly impervious to Middlebrow’s discourse.

Classico ad from <em>Better Homes & Gardens</em>, June 2009

Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire (2001), The Omnivore’s Dilemma…