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Solidarity without Affect: The MLA Subconference Enters Its Second Year

I was at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention some years ago, waiting to meet up with a friend in the lobby of one of the hotels.  We were trying to find each other in the midst of the crowds, and he insisted he was in the lobby itself; I insisted I couldn’t see him.

Charles Manson and Gay Marriage

November 18, 2014

 

The internet is abuzz with the news that the 80-year-old Charles Manson Manson might be marrying his long-time girlfriend Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by the name “Star.”

 

There is, of course, incredulity all around, but I’m amused by one strand in the commentary that has been showing up: the apparent ridiculousness of the idea that a mass murderer like Charles Manson can marry but gay people still can’t do so in every state.

Introverts and the Kinsey Scale

November 10, 2014

 

Introverts are not Magical and Special People; they can be assholes like everyone else.  They are ordinary people, not minor gods.

Support Chicago Freedom School for A Better World!

I’m writing to ask people to support an organisation that is one of the few near and dear to my heart: Chicago Freedom School.

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