Critique

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Barr None

Barr None

I watched the “Roseanne” reboot skeptical but curious, my cultural antennae probing for select varieties of spoiled fruit: xenophobia, transphobia…

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Tsunamis

Tsunamis

Mountains are on the move. The oceans are growing. Vast shelves of ice are phase shifting. The world is unstable, and has always…

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Paine Day 2018

Paine Day 2018

Motivating histories are necessary but imperfect things. Imagined communities of people become such by participating in aspirational stories of a shared past…

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