A lot of people, especially younger people who haven’t quite figured out what they’re good at yet, want to be famous and have lots of admiring fans. Me, I’ve been famous, and I still have a lot of admiring fans. I’m here today to talk about why a thoughtful person might want to avoid this,… Continue reading The heaviness of fame and fans
Month: October 2017
Is the casting couch a fair trade?
As I write, the cascading revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s creeptastic behavior over the last thirty years are dominating the news cycle. Platoons of women are coming forward with credible accusations of sexual exploitation, assault, and even outright rape. Weinstein himself is not actually denying any of these accusations, so I’m going to assume… Continue reading Is the casting couch a fair trade?
NRA loses the plot
Dear NRA leadership: are you out of your fucking minds? Supporting a ban on bump stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre is a terrible idea, for all the usual reasons that there has never been any case in the history of the known universe in which supporting a ban on firearms or… Continue reading NRA loses the plot