Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Everybody see Coraline!

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Gift of Death

In American literature departments, "the death of the subject" was also the birth of the subject: unlike with Nietzsche's God, no one used this term before we heard it had died.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Claim of "Isms"

It’s easy to see what’s wrong with humanism and rationalism (or, if you like, humanity and rationality). But what’s wrong with humans? And reason?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I still watch movies sometimes

as long as they're about teaching or the end of the world.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"…like many lazy people, once I started working I could not stop; perhaps that is why we avoid it."

— Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 239