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Death and the Maiden


In the beginning Freud created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.




And the Spirit of Freud moved upon the face of the waters. And Freud said, “Let there be life,” and there was life.

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Essays & Reviews

Made for China


With the dramatic expansion of the Chinese film market, big budget action movies are increasingly designed with Chinese audiences in mind.

Poems From Guantanamo


A new book of poems about Guantanamo Bay detainees raises the prison’s specter of placelessness

In Defense of Looting


For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting.


Terrifying Robot Update: Monday, August 25, 2014


A robot butler, a robot dreamer, a robot hitchhiker and a robot designed just for murder would make for a pretty good boy band

Sunday Reading


Sunday Reading has demeaned and abused a viewpoint. Have you?

The Military Industrial Complex Yard Sale


The Pentagon doesn’t only give police departments surplus body armor, but also surplus underpants, dish towels, spatulas and dessert spoons


Video IVAN: The Reconstruction of Narcissism

Audio “Sweat Lodge” Vulture Shit

Audio Lamin Fofana tribute to Chinua Achebe

Video Subscription Drive


&, Meanwhile

“New York City officers have kept mum”

“the philosopher Mikhail Bakunin is a suspect”

“the geckos have a limited food supply”

“‘I don’t fight for free,’ she said. ‘Don’t worry.’”

“overindulgent self-awareness is endemic to art-in-general”

“We were soldiers in a wide variety of units and positions in the Israeli military—a fact we now regret”

“If flying a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge is someone’s idea of a joke, I’m not laughing”

“turn it right back on once the city truck is out of sight”

“alternatives to Facebook and Android should be thriving right now”

“eliminate all reasons from a decision, scrubbing away any kind of unwanted influence”

“injecting a Silicon Valley executive with a lethal dose of heroin”

“What’s funnier than $37,115 for potato salad?”

“punishing the students by having them write long essays on why civil disobedience is a crime”

“is that really what people are saying when they say they are sad about their parrot?”

“Hitler understood the power of oratory”

“grass-in-ear behavior”

“the pitchforks are going to come for us”

“enslave­ment, servi­tude, inden­tur­ing, impress­ment, con­scrip­tion, impris­on­ment, and coer­cion”

“647,000 dekatherms per day of fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, under high pressure, beneath the beach”



The Future Weird presents “Remote Control” at MAD! – August 9th at 3 P.M.

We Did It!

An Open Letter from Our EIC

We’ve Doubled The Content, Help Us Double The Donations



Masstige and Bargain Beauty

In The Beheld
the-beheld_masstige beauty products

Motivations for buying bargain beauty products and high-end products are more similar than they seem. The sweet spot? Masstige.

Triple-Decker Weekly, 115

In Shines Like Gold

peers tend to avoid the degree of overoptimism so often seen in self-predictions

Liquid authenticity

In Marginal Utility
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The demand to be “real” comes from capital, not from within

Independent Poetry and the Pleasures of Concrete

In Zunguzungu

linguistic espresso