What I’ve Been Reading: February 23, 2020

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In this week’s What I’ve Been Reading, we’re going to talk about Gamestop, categories, and doge. That’s an odd assortment, innit? Well let’s read on, shall we?


The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2019

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Content warnings for discussions of mass violence and sexual misconduct.

I really don’t want to do this.

When I first started this feature, my list of pop cultural disappointments at least included some creative works that failed to live up to my expectations. But with each year, it seems like scandals and disasters occupied more and more of my attention. Well this year, it’s all scandals, and I just don’t have the energy to go in depth on each one, find source links, and write a compelling mini-essay.

But I’m nothing if not a traditionalist, and this is one of my blog’s annual traditions. So reluctantly, I bring you 2019: The Year in Shit. More

What I’ve Been Reading: December 22, 2019

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It’s been over a month since I last posted. Oops. I’ll try to get a flurry of year-end posts up over the next few days. We’ll see how productive I can be. Spoiler alert: not very. In any case, enjoy today’s look at class conflict, Rojava, and fandom. More

What I’ve Been Reading: November 17th, 2019

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This is a weird What I’ve Been Reading that contains articles I’ve been compiling over the past month, so I don’t exactly remember why I compiled them. Let’s find out together, shall we? More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 29, 2019

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In this edition of What I’ve Been Reading, we dive into the nitty-gritty of what makes video games work. And then, we tackle a more serious topic: society’s treatment of sex workers. More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 15, 2019

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It’s been awhile since we did one of these, so let’s do one, shall we? We’re going to talk about books (both real and counterfeit), Uber, and s-s-s-s-sex. Spicy! More

What I’ve Been Reading: August 18, 2019

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Back by (un)popular demand, it’s What I’ve Been Reading. This week, we’re talking about politics, cars, and “botanical sexism”? What’s botanical sexism? Read on to find out. More

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