Monday, March 9 2015
In his examination of the social isolation caused by capitalism, Jean-Luc Godard wanders too far off into the cerebral.
Monday, November 24 2014
Absolute Recoil is less a "major philosophical intervention" and more a natural continuation of Žižek's decades-long project of interpreting the world through Hegelian and Lacanian analysis.
Monday, June 2 2014
Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.
Friday, January 31 2014
A hodgepodge of The Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd, game theory, and philosophical thought experiments, Darkside is a self-reflexive interrogation of the nature of reality and fiction.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
Don’t be fooled by the cover. Jenny Diski’s book isn’t really about animals; it’s about us.
Tuesday, September 13 2011
Like the 'real' Bible, The Good Book is an eclectic and contradictory mix, containing much that really is very good, but also some that’s bad and ugly, and quite a lot that’s unbearably dull.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.
Sunday, May 22 2011
We are drowning in a sea of information. Shall we stop to count the waves, or try to make sense of it all? The first of these two is the way of information theory.
Tuesday, April 26 2011
The story of deism proves that America has never been, in an absolute sense, a Christian nation.
Monday, August 30 2010
The latest volume in Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy series casts a philosophical eye on the world of manga.