From my grasp

  On our last Mother’s Day together, I took her to the big morning Mass at St. James Cathedral. As I attempted a Houdini maneuver getting her out of the car, up the curb and down the sidewalk to the church door, she somehow slithered from my grasp. My mother...
The Matrix of Control

The Matrix of Control

Jeff Halper describes himself as an “activist-scholar,” which adopts a controversial self-identification. The conventional stance erects a high wall between scholarship and activism. His activist credentials have been built up over many years. A co-founder...
Reifying Ourselves

Reifying Ourselves

Hey Adbusters, Marcuse predicted it. Debora predicted it. Adorno and Horkheimer predicted it. These cats are only the tip of the iceberg …  Facebook, as a social media platform, is absolutely NOT neutral. Facebook is an ideologically geared profit making machine,...
Out-Lefted

Out-Lefted

“How was school today?” It was great. My friends and I talked about Zizek and Lacan. And Marx. And Baudrillard. And, um, Deleuze. As a high schooler, I am not able to understand the complexity and nuance of this scholarship. But who cares? I felt radical...
Archetypes

Archetypes

Today’s world is comprised of two archetypes: 1. Dynamists are people who see 21st century modernity as a basically successful civilization advancing toward a future that ’s better than the past. They do not deny that problems exist, but they believe we can...
Losing a special moment

Losing a special moment

A successful app creates a “persistent routine” or behavioral loop. The app both triggers a need and provides the momentary solution to it. Feelings of boredom, loneliness, frustration, confusion, and indecisiveness often instigate a slight pain or irritation and...
Call for Submissions: Why is Global Fascism on the rise?

Call for Submissions: Why is Global Fascism on the rise?

Hey wild ones, Toneshift, issue No. #126, is out there . . . grab one . . . have a few epiphanies . . . get fired up! In our upcoming issue, No. #127, we take a look at why global fascism is on the rise. Voters in Austria, France, Poland, Hungary, Brazil, Israel,...