Like discovering free verse, punk rock, or Prince, Guided by Voices offered the awesome realization that you could literally do whatever the fuck you want and it might actually be good.
Until the End of the World, Wim Wenders’s doomed epic, was shockingly prescient about America’s equally doomed 21st century.
Writer Murray Browne looks back at Pynchon’s novel, once heralded by critics as “bonecrushingly dense,” in light of the age of Qanon.
In the turbulent 1970s, the balm of pop cultural nostalgia set the tone for today’s political reaction.
Gaston Bachelard’s 1958 classic The Poetics of Space offers a fresh way of thinking about our increasingly cloistered existences.
There are many, many embarrassing photos of me during my teen years, but one of…
Alistair Horne’s book reminds us that political violence thrives on the exclusion of moderates — to everyone’s detriment.
Both films show how human faith falters in the face of planetary crisis. Only it’s not the Cold War anymore.