Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #22: Cancel Culture and the Absence of Rehabilitation

Cancel culture is in the zeitgeist again — open letters, campaigns against abusive people caught on video, the works. But one of the most significant aspects of social justice — rehabilitation and the ability for people to carry on with their lives after suffering the consequences — has been lost. And you can’t have any Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #21: Ships Passing

Our Correspondent ponders a woman he was involved with two years ago, the beauty of what every new lover offers you, the bad timing bestowed by the universe, and, aligning himself with Ariana Grande, why one should be grateful about the trajectory of numerous relationships over a lifetime. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #20: High-End Catfishing

Your Correspondent reports on how high-end catfishers are taking advantage of our loneliness and emotional vulnerability and details how he was briefly fooled before quickly wising up to the scam, which is now far more specific and targeted. Be careful out there, people! Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #19: The Grim Reaper of Technology

Our Correspondent ponders his new superpower, recently acquired in July 2020, of being able to destroy technology with a single touch. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #18: Municipal Internet

Our Correspondent examines the needlessly fragile nature of New York City Internet service, pointing to the rampant evil that Optimum and Spectrum has been allowed to get away with, and calling for a MUD-style municipal Internet to provide for the people. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #17: The Hideous Abuse of the Literary World

Our Correspondent talks about his former days as a literary journalist, what women told him, how the publishing world goes after people who know information, and the recent allegations against Warren Ellis and others. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #16: Against Conspiracy Theories

A conspiracy theorist by the name of Robert Jones, Jr. — going by the handle Son of Baldwin — put out an unfounded fireworks theory that people have accepted without question. Our Correspondent argues why conspiracy theories — which are the work of cranks, not intellectuals — are wrong and dangerous and should be denounced. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #15: The Truth May Be Stretched Thin

Our Correspondent has found his line in the sand on the important question of whether statues should be removed. A statue of Miguel de Cervantes, himself a slave for five years, was defaced by lliterate and ignorant thugs in Golden Gate Park. Our Correspondent points to the necessary rectification of statues, why considering history isn’t Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #14: The Bouncers of Brooklyn

Our Correspondent, galvanized by the recent arrival of a pair of shorts with “extreme motion,” comments upon the terrible Abraham Knofler video, why the NYPD can’t be trusted, and the duty of all Brooklynites to serve as neighborhood bouncers. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #13: The Paradox of Fame

“Fame puts you there where thing are hollow,” sang David Bowie. Well, the paradox of fame is even deadlier now than it was in 1975. In our latest episode, our correspondent discusses Flatbush fireworks, oppressive fans, and the need for distinct voices. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #12: Unborn Children

Two incidents. One in my early thirties. The other, last week, at the age of 45. Pain. Guilt. Loss. The universe holding up a mirror to all the beauty you believe in and having a callous and merciless laugh. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #11: New York City: Why Would You Leave?

People are fleeing New York City, afraid of the pandemic and the looting and the possibility of surviving. Our correspondent offers a passionate argument for why this city rewards loyalty. Be Sociable, Share! Read More

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