America

Our American Way

While Woodrow Wilson might not have actually said that The Birth of a Nation was like history written in lightning, he is definitely responsible for the following quote which appears in the film: “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into…

Our American Song

While Woodrow Wilson might not have actually said that The Birth of a Nation was like history written in lightning, he is definitely responsible for the following quote which appears in the film:”The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into existence…

Our American Monster

So much of this year has felt like the thing from the grave. Just a rotting monster pulling itself out of the crypt, skin falling off in grotesque, fleshy loops. You feel that? Maybe you don’t, but I think you do. Wherever you fall politically, this election cycle was rough….

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

In the nineteen nineties, twin serpents came about: increased media access (in the infant form of cable television and then, more importantly, the birth of the internet) and an expansion of public filth consumption. David Kamp referred to the resulting years as the “Tabloid Decade.” Crime sagas like the Menendez…