Greatest Hits (Updated April 2012!)

Dim lights, big city

I’m more of a Catiline person

The argument sketch plus Barbie

Kristeva died for your sins

Smoking and time

The stars down to earth

Ninotchka, it’s only a hat!

The cowboy and the stripper (Part 1 and Part 2)

A conversation with Bill Viola

Snoop, Clueless, Woody Allen, and the English Language

Ethics and melodrama

The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse

Murakami’s Norwegian Wood

Adventures in Birdland

No Desert Island: Towards A Gutsy Aesthetics Via Nabokov

Pablo Neruda’s Sublime

Children Of Men And Frank O’Hara’s Personism

On Pitilessness

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Part 1 and Part 2)

On The Accusation Of Totalitarianism

The Laundry Post

A Zombie Tale

One Art

Betrayers: The full text of the talk on Genet, Joyce, Wilde, and Dylan

The Specter of the Name (For Jacques Derrida)

Poor, Unfortunate Societies: Getting to the Bottom of The Little Mermaid

On Decadence

Why I’m Not A Radical

Cansei De Ser Sexy and Joss Whedon’s Firefly

Farm Camp

Elliott Smith

The Talented Mr. Student

Why Americans Didn’t Watch The Oscars

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stranger: Heath Ledger’s Joker

At Least It’s An Ethos: Why Merging Composition With Rhetoric Is A Mistake

The History of Nice Guys

To Fix The Gash In Your Head

Avatar: The Film That’s Good For Somebody Else

I Can’t Believe I Just Watched Knocked Up

I Don’t Care What The Critics Say, I Love Mad Men (And The Sopranos and The Hills)

I’m McLovin’ It: Sexuality In The Age of Advertising

Citizen Zuckerberg: Social Networks and Social Capital

This Post Could Save Your Life

Malcolm Gladwell Invents Friendship, Disses Internet

on minimalism

passing on morality: the foundation for a better life

Making Email Better

Limitless: The Supremacy of Spiel

The Social Netflix

On Skipping Grades

no effexor for franzen

the quantum-botticelli personality test arrives!

provisions: on erin mcnellis’s impossible loves

the worst of 2011

filtering an epidemic

recap of the south carolina debate

music: will stenberg

these american lies

the online gallery: pinterest

the grand fork: sympathy, snark, and the battle for the internet

everything will last forever, now what?

a music post (on lana del rey and the hype)

a legitimate translation of “what must be said”

why i am leaving facebook

cheryl strayed’s wild

i don’t even see the code anymore

forgiving, forgetting