Who is Your Enemy?

Twenty years ago, wolves came back to the western United States. They were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park after a series of complicated maneuvers around funding, state law, and the endangered species act, so they might be protected and their value insured. At the time, a lot of people were not happy about it. A […]

A Christmas Message to Friends and Family

It feels like history is being made right now. People all over this country are putting together the puzzle pieces of oppression. People are realizing they have replaced meaning with tinsel-covered bullshit. When we choose one door—that of the shopping mall—the world is clean, sparkling, and smiling. When we choose the other—marching in the streets […]

my computer’s got a problem with me

Is this how everybody else deals with this? In this example, a climactic scene from AMC’s Breaking Bad, as viewed on netflix.   The medium is the message, after all, and the medium is inescapably this computer nowadays, and so, Emmet Otter sings to me from youtube. Fun fact: youtube offered to show us Emmet Otter’s […]

Was Ursula Le Guin speaking to anyone else directly last night?

Before the actual transcript of Le Guin’s speech was posted to the internet, scores of folks posted their CONTEXT/PERSONAL OPINION — QUOTE — CONTEXT/PERSONAL OPINION — QUOTE — CONTEXT/PERSONAL OPINION essay. The speech is awesome—more awesome than the 85-year-old pacific northwest legend flipping the bird/mic dropping scene that it was on the surface. Kind of. Here […]

Founding of the The Van Duzer Corridor’s Department of ’90s Studies

No appreciation of the Pacific Northwest’s culture is complete without a reasoned analysis of its cartoonish representation by the mainstream media; and no reasoned analysis of the Pacific Northwest’s cartoonish representation by the mainstream media is complete without a discussion of the ’90s. For this reason the Van Duzer Corridor announces its Department of ’90s Studies. […]