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Baudrillard and Vaporwave: A Remixed Nostalgia

I should first offer a brief apology for how infrequent my posts have been here. As a PhD student, I’m nose-deep in a book most of the time, and come up for air mostly to relax and decompress. I did, … Continue reading

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Covet — Live on Audiotree [2016/Math Rock]

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Richard Wilbur — “The Beautiful Changes”

Earlier this week, we lost one of our most talented and longest-living poets, Richard Wilbur. I haven’t spent a ton of time with his work, but have returned to certain poems of his over the years. This is one of … Continue reading

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Trump and Authoritarianism

I’ve written before about Trump as a candidate,  arguing that he represents a frightening trend in American politics toward an interest in “doers,” those who want to exert their will on the political stage to “get things done” despite the … Continue reading

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J.S. Bach — The Six Cello Suites, by Pau Casals

As finals wind down, Bach has been getting me through.

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Tony Hoagland — “Please Don’t”

tell the flowers—they think the sun loves them. The grass is under the same simple-minded impression about the rain, the fog, the dew. And when the wind blows, it feels so good they lose control of themselves and swobtoggle wildly … Continue reading

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Death Cab For Cutie — Cath (Acoustic)

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