postmodernism

C. D. Rose’s ‘Walter Benjamin Stares at the Sea’ Plays Familiar Games with Time

C. D. Rose’s ‘Walter Benjamin Stares at the Sea’ Plays Familiar Games with Time

Walter Benjamin Stares at the Sea plays with postmodernism, autofiction, philosophy, and a short story canon peopled by writers from Augustine to Raymond Carver.

Is Rosalía’s ‘MOTOMAMI’ an Altermodern Art Piece?

Is Rosalía’s ‘MOTOMAMI’ an Altermodern Art Piece?

Just as altermodern culture materializes “trajectories rather than destinations”, Rosalía’s MOTOMAMI concerns the freedom to create and explore pathways.

Terry Eagleton’s ‘Humour’ Is Neither Too Prude Nor Too Erudite

Terry Eagleton’s ‘Humour’ Is Neither Too Prude Nor Too Erudite

Terry Eagleton’s Humor wisely makes no argument beyond a survey of all the ways one can debunk some portion of all preceding theories of humor.

Propoganda Isn’t About Trying to Fool You

Propoganda Isn’t About Trying to Fool You

Lee McIntyre's 'Post-Truth' is a history lesson and a call to action asking liberals to defend the concept of objective truth. But is it the best approach to the problem?

Is Life in a ‘Post-Truth’ World Sustainable?

Is Life in a ‘Post-Truth’ World Sustainable?

How do we overcome the human tendency to resist verifiable reality? Lee McIntyre takes this on in this installment of MIT's Essential Knowledge series.

Technology Is the Servant of the Human Beings: The OMD Interview

Technology Is the Servant of the Human Beings: The OMD Interview

At the turn of the postmodern era, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark were on top of the world. They were the cutting edge of pop music, whether they hate to admit it or not.

On the Aggressive, Hilarious Theorizing in ‘Censorship Now!!’

On the Aggressive, Hilarious Theorizing in ‘Censorship Now!!’

Ian F. Svenonius' is a refreshing voice amidst the irony-addled sad-sack defeatism of postmodernity.
Even Meryl Streep Can’t Save ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ from Postmodern Pretense

Even Meryl Streep Can’t Save ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ from Postmodern Pretense

The French Lieutenant’s Woman has not aged well, and this has to do with the failure of postmodernism and poststructuralism to contribute anything useful to popular culture.

‘Spring Breakers’, ‘Pain & Gain’ and Postmodern Folly at the Movies

Watch the Skies: Hari Kunzru’s ‘Gods Without Men’

Haruki Murakami’s ‘1Q84’ Creates a World that Bears a Question

Haruki Murakami’s ‘1Q84’ Creates a World that Bears a Question

Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 is largely an excursion into the underbelly of the very strange. However, a great deal of satisfaction can be obtained simply by getting lost in this long novel’s push and pull.

White Noise in the Kitchen Supplies Aisle