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World’s Finest

Superman is Jewish. I think that’s something the modern myth makers over at the DC Extended Universe don’t really care to reflect. They assume because his upholstery is so thoroughly baseball and American that he must be the epitome of Christianity as well, as though there are no other American…

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I’m not the most coordinated guy in the world, but since this past Christmas I’ve tried to make a conscience effort to eat healthy and stay active. My Fitbit has been my fitness tracker of choice since December 2014, and I keep track of my progress through their iOS app….

It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time

So there’s this paperback anthology coming out called Sirens, curated by the wonderful Rhonda Parrish, and I have a short story in it! My story’s called “Is This Seat Taken?” and it’s about murder, obsession, and lust on the DC Metro. Basically all the things you need to have a…

Red Rover, Red Rover…

From the death of Muhammad Ali, to Hillary “clinching” the Democratic presidential nomination, to the shooting at the UCLA campus, this past week has had its fair share of big news stories. It’s understandable that some events will fall by the wayside when so much else is going on. With…

Bloody or Redundant

There is a common question amongst people in my age bracket, a telling anthropological detail for anyone keeping score in the future. It goes something like this: “Should I even go to my high school reunion? After all, I can already see what everybody is doing on Facebook.” Which is…

Damage Control

When I was still an undergrad at the University of Richmond, I wrote a Digital America piece on “the Streisand Effect,” an internet-age phenomenon that involves individuals inadvertently drawing attention to a topic by trying to…well, draw attention away from the topic. In the early-2000s, Barbra Streisand attempted to suppress…

FEELS LIKE SPAM

FEELS LIKE SPAM from Keaton Fox on Vimeo. I made FEELS LIKE SPAM as a reaction to a warning I had received via Tinder. The language that was used was really fascinating to me. “Feel”, especially. This digital application, that has no feeling, was telling me what I felt like. This…

The Feds vs. A Fruit

I want to share my (fairly unoriginal) thoughts regarding the Apple/FBI issue that has been in the news for the past month or so. Let’s start off with a quote: “I can tell you, the first time we do have trouble getting into a cell phone, we’re going to seek…

Blackstar: Trolled by the Goblin King

On November 19, 2015, I fell in love with a song that had just been posted on YouTube. Accompanied by a surrealist 10-minute music video, this was what can only be classified as “weird shit.” The song was called Blackstar, by David Bowie. From the opening moments, all I could…