A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
It’s time for progressives to pull up their big boy pants and save American democracy.
A post-modern dystopian nightmare.
A new book from Oxford University Press takes a lively and engaging look at that bleakest of topics.
A look at The Magicians and A Series of Unfortunate Events
A look back at some of the movies that stood out in 2016
Is it possible to avoid the pitfalls of partnership in love and politics?
The answers were staring at us in country music all along.
No, I’m not going to be boycotting Netflix over their new series, Dear White People. And neither should anyone else.
A very quick run-through of the February 9, 2017 decision in State of Washington v. Trump.
The end of the world as we know it?
How do you feel about this?
Milo’s claim that he is a defender of free speech is undeserved and college Republicans need to stop supporting it.
Reflections on Mr. Trump’s (apparent) policy of prioritizing Christian refugees.
My relationship with Joss Whedon is complicated.
Does pop culture necessarily lead to authoritarians and totalitarians?
No, not that executive order on immigration.
This post is about another executive order on immigration.
This started off as a joke when I proposed it; now I’m serious and think it would make for a good course.
A fourth business trip to Qatar, this time with a visit to a medical clinic
The Women’s March… Trying to figure out what happened.
A less-than-fair review
A guide for the bewildered.
It is hard to decouple Obama’s presidency from my personal life, but as he spends his last day in office, I can’t help but wish he stayed longer.
Damn it, Gerry.
Will Georgia and South Carolina ever get their new nuclear reactors?
“November 8, 2016, 4pm. My boss swings by my desk. She’s smiling, putting her coat on, talking of champagne with neighbors. She leaves, I check Facebook. Lots of selfies. One from Liv- white pantsuit, red ‘I voted’ sticker, red lipstick to match. It’s all planned. I close it. I flash back to 2004, downtown Hilton, DNC headquarters. A young democrat plays a hopeful melody on the lobby piano while we all get drunk in the ballroom bracing for victory, which never comes.”
Because every evil dystopia has its band of ragtag resistance fighters with that one in a million chance of toppling an empire.