Daily Archives: October 22, 2020

Political (Dis)Engagement

Here’s a piece I’m thinking about today, in the New York Times: The Real Divide in America Is Between Political Junkies and Everyone Else. The opening grafs from the article: The common view of American politics today is of a clamorous divide between Democrats and Republicans, an unyielding, inevitable clash of harsh partisan polarization. But […]

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The Big Idea: Elizabeth Bear

Things work… until they don’t. And when they don’t, what then? Elizabeth Bear has thoughts on this, and how they relate to her latest novel, Machine. ELIZABETH BEAR: Hello, everybody! Thanks for this moment of your time. I’m here to tell you about The Big Idea (or at least one or two of the big […]

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Sunrise, Fog and Trees

Not a bad combination, I have to say. Hello, world. Let’s get to it, shall we? — JS

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