"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell

Heroically engaged with his own alienation.


It’s not about coming up with answers but finding a way to ask the questions.


Rebooting is no nostalgia trip — nor is it snarkily ironic.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Meet the dystopian, self-directed, anti-neoliberal Autotelics.

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Fake Authenticity defined and analyzed.

Walker PercyWalker Percy

How to write like you have nothing left to lose.

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Happy birthday, this week, to the following high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. Click here for more HILO birthdays. *** MAY 3 James Brown Pete Seeger *** MAY 4 Keith Haring Jane Jacobs *** MAY 5 Tammy Wynette Karl Marx (circa 1844 Paris Manuscripts) Kenneth Burke Søren Kierkegaard *** MAY 6 Orson Welles Gaston Leroux […]