The past couple of weeks have been challenging. My grandfather died, and the ensuing family chaos and celebrations of a life well lived distracted me from my work. I hope to get back to a regular schedule soon.Continue reading “Sunday Curiosities: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Offend”
I’m resurrecting the Sunday Curiosities series from the grave. My audience is much too thoughtful, and there are far too many interesting things around the web, to let the series die a quiet death.Continue reading “Sunday Curiosities: Christians Talking About Satanists”
Sunday Curiosities is the weekly series in which I share interesting, controversial, or thought provoking things that caught my attention from around the web. Do you have any suggested content for this series? Do you have any creative work you’d like me to check out? Please email me.
Twitter Destroyed a Young Trans Writer
A young trans writer named Isabel Fall wrote a brilliant short story titled “I Sexually Identify as An Attack Helicopter.” The internet responded badly. Emily VanDerWerff of Vox explored the story. Special thanks to reader Azura for the submission.Continue reading “Sunday Curiosities: The Exorcist Effect, a Satanic Cross, and the Disturbing Movie Iceberg”
Sunday Curiosities is the weekly series in which I share interesting, controversial, or thought provoking things that caught my attention from around the web. Do you have any suggested content for this series? Do you have a blog you’d like me to check out? Please email me.
It is Obscene
Renowned Ethiopian feminist author Chimamanda Adichie unleashed her fury on twitter activism in an essay titled “It is Obscene”:Continue reading “Sunday Curiosities: The Obscenity of Twitter Activism and the Catastrophe of Losing the Classics”
This week in curiosities: Vaush on how deplatforming works, Cal Newport on “intellectual groupieism”, and TST TV’s amazing show UnravelingContinue reading “Sunday Curiosities: Deplatforming Works, Intellectual Groupieism, and Unraveling”
This week in Curiosities: The darker impulses of the Dirt-bag Left, Sarah Z on the infiltration of Doomer ideology into leftist and activist spaces, and Ezra Klein interviews Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows.Continue reading “Sunday Curiosities: Red Scare, OK Doomer, and The Shallows”
This week in curiosities: The Satanic Temple releases an official list of holidays, Priest Penemue explains the Null Hypothesis, and The Process Church of the Final Judgement gets a documentary.Continue reading “Satanic Holidays, the Null Hypothesis, and the Process Church”
This week in curiosities: YouTuber Timbah.On.Toast deconstructs Dave Rubin, ContraPoints explores beauty, and Nathan Robinson explains why leftists get annoyed by Steven Pinker.Continue reading “ContraPoints on Beauty, Peeved by Pinker, And Dave Rubin’s Battle of Ideas”
This week’s curiosities: Steve Shives calls out Sam Harris, Melissa Wilson writes powerfully about leaving the Evangelical World, and Hail, Satan? documents the rise of The Satanic Temple.Continue reading “Leaving Evangelicalism, Calling out Sam Harris, and Hail, Satan?”
Welcome to Sunday Curiosities, the series where I bring you the strange and fascinating tidbits I’ve collected over the week.
This week, we explore climate change apocalypse, the nuances of humor within oppression, and losing faith.
Content warning: this post contains some upsetting material, including discussions of extreme climate change and transphobia.Continue reading “Losing Faith, the Darkness, and the Uninhabitable Earth”