Cool Fascismo

Cool Fascismo

Nazi chic sweeps Berlin. Nazi chic is sweeping Berlin’s streets. Skinheads are so last season; Che Guevara is the new face of Nazism. Today’s radical rights are ditching drab Doc Martins for colorful keffiyeh scarves and New Balance sneakers, making modern fascists...
McTerror

McTerror

Courtesy of your favorite clown. Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, has an unusually high incidence among young children. Psychologists attribute it to the melding of a clown’s grotesque features with human form. One clown, however, seems to inspire nothing but...
Postmillennial Tension

Postmillennial Tension

Can we be the ones we’ve been waiting for? WE ARE LIVING THROUGH POSTMILLENNIAL TENSION. We live in wait for a defining event that either never seems to come or, when it is declared to have arrived, only seems to reinforce the very darkness we dream of emerging...
The Birth of Altermodern

The Birth of Altermodern

I RECEIVED A CRASH COURSE IN POSTMODERN THOUGHT during my first semester at Swarthmore College. In a lesson that was to be repeated throughout my undergraduate education, the professor opened the class by admonishing us to reject binary thinking. As the class was...
Bleak, Shallow and Repetitive

Bleak, Shallow and Repetitive

Virtual life seems increasingly less worth living. Now that the thrill of our hyper-connected existence is gone, virtual life has become a depressing daily grind. We toil late into the night, unleashing an endless stream of status updates and tweets in a desperate...
Rupture or Rapture?

Rupture or Rapture?

This millennium-long human adventure of ours may now be reaching a climax. From Greek democracy to Christian love to modernity’s promise of utopia – the human story has been a series of grand narratives, each consuming and evolving beyond the one that came before....