Our Correspondent discusses why inclusive happiness that doesn’t flinch from the reality of the world is the best way to survive a pandemic, while also offering asides on the lessons that can be learned from Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky and con artist grifters like Nicholson Baker, whose recent volume, Baseless, is a load of conspiracy theory
Our Correspondent rails against the obscene devaluation of labor (and even job applicants) in our present economic disaster and why businesses and corporations who exploit the desperation of people must be thoroughly denounced and stopped.
Our Correspondent mulls over the recent news of DHS agents dragging innocent people into rented vans, the approaching economic devastation, and learns by accident that a crude “living room problem” has befallen America.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.