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Black History Month Book Report #4: The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

I read the prologue, which was so fucking funny that I stopped and read it again, just to make sure I had properly enjoyed and appreciated it. Wow. Just… wow. Continue reading

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Black History Month Book Report #3: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

For Lovecraft, the cosmic indifference of the elder gods was the most horrifying thing, the thing that tied together his mythos (well, that and the racism). But what can that indifference mean in the face of the active malevolence of traditional American racism? Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #2: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Fabiola must find her way through not only the culture shock of moving from Haiti to America, but also the discrepancies between the America she expected and the America she experiences. Continue reading

Toxic Masculinity vs Depression

Spoiler Alert: No one wins. Continue reading

I Know Why Nero Fiddled

I also know that that probably didn’t happen. But whatever its authenticity, the image of the emperor playing the fiddle while Rome burned endures. In common usage, it means ‘to occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect priorities during a crisis.’ Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But it’s not rearranging the deck … Continue reading

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