Monthly Archive: January, 2007

The Poem and the Apocalypse, Part 2: Children of Men and Frank O’Hara’s Personism

(x-posted to The Valve) This is a continuation of my first post, from yesterday, on art and the apocalypse. (Note: K-Punk has also just published a very good analysis of Children of Men,… Continue reading

The poem and the apocalypse, part one: Destructive fantasies

(x-posted to The Valve) Recently, a number of different bloggers have begun writing on imaginings of the apocalypse, a theme that continues to haunt popular culture and that has changed in focus since… Continue reading


People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too… Continue reading

Questioning the Court: Roe v. Wade

And Judah said to Onan, “Come to bed with your brother’s wife and do your duty as brother-in-law for her and raise up seed for your brother.” And Onan knew that the seed… Continue reading

On Pitilessness

“A masterful young jockey, that;—’ll have his own road, if ever anybody would.” “Yes,” cried Ursula, in her hot, overbearing voice. “Why couldn’t he take the horse away, till the trucks had gone… Continue reading

A Plea: Monstrous Blog Wars

This is another short post. I wanted to keep this very serious moment separate from my discussion of YouTube and so forth. People do not come to the Internet to watch one group… Continue reading

The Blogoverse Is Expanding: Formalism

Dear readers, There’s a new kid in town: surlacarte, the Artist Formerly Known As Matt, who is a whip-smart reader of texts, and has been playing an extended, fascinating chess game with me… Continue reading

Best, Worst: Blogs, Pop Singles, Movies

Dear readers, The Kugelmass Episodes is proud to present the best and worst of 2006, as selected arbitrarily by a panel of qualified judges. Those of you who are selected are still in… Continue reading

Buffy The Social Anxiety Slayer (PS: Little Miss Sunshine.)

Mary Jo, no one can see What you’ve been through Now you’ve got love to burn It’s someone else’s turn to go through Hell Now you can see them come from twenty yards… Continue reading

The Ivory Webpage

We’re sporting a new layout, based on my re-consideration of what blogs are and do. There have been discussions around the blogosphere — at Acephalous, Rough Theory, and elsewhere — about what blogs… Continue reading