Two scholars do a service for intellectual history in arguing how a distinguished thinker could have been so misguided.
An openletter to a closed mind.
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump via J.G. Ballard.
Kids’ Movies that aren’t really Kids’ Movies
Sometimes you buy gifts for the gaming group you happen to have. Sometimes you buy gifts for yourself that you share with whichever playing group you happen to have.
Holy cow! Is it Friday already?
Indeed it is.
Saul DeGraw offers up some blunt talk to those who say that’s what they want from their leaders.
Non-spoiler review for Arrival: See it.
Review with some mild spoilers within. (Also a discussion of various sci-fi tropes that, if I named them here, would constitute mild spoilers.)
What are liberals doing wrong with blue collar voters and a possible strategy for moving forward.
The Last Guardian is finally coming out.
The shopping guide for the person who has everything.
A day early, but we’ve got quite a bit ahead of us, don’t we? I mean, if you’re in one of the parts of the world where Thanksgiving is celebrated tomorrow.
Burt and Natasha Likko prepare for a Thanksgiving feast that promises to be a bit… eccentric.
A mediation upon history and the cultural impact of Donald Trump’s electoral victory.
An Artist Colony Meets the Algonquin Round Table Meets Water World
The Steam Sale Is Coming
Holy cow! Is it snowing already?
Indeed it is. Wait, no. It stopped.
Musings on the inherent struggle between self-righteousness and empathy, and what it means to be privileged in a complex world.
Need some time to unplug, relax, and recharge your creativity? Here’s your chance!
On the whole “Science” part of “Science Fiction”
The brilliance of character creation in Tyranny
Holy cow! Is tomorrow Friday already?
Indeed it is.
Random thoughts and musings on President Trump, the game of soccer, and a truly historic election.
The Batman Lego Movie
(Also: Remember to Fall Back)
You pretty much are stuck starting with Candyland. But what’s a good *SECOND* boardgame?
The Cubs never were the most futile club, their fans notwithstanding.
Nearly entirely baseball-free, but with a free bonus of presidential politics!
A book coming out next month turns the days leading up to Pearl Harbor into a nail-biter and exonerates the admiral who was made a scapegoat for the attacks.
It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now to give it the perfect ending was a bit of the old Ludwig van.
A harder question than it first appears
On Max Porter’s “Grief is the Thing with Feathers”
If you make a great enough game, you can sell it across multiple generations of consoles.
That is how they get you.
Five lesser-known gems to give you the creeps this Halloween
A Halloween Weekend!
An Anniversary week!