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The View from Howard’s Fuck Pad: The Deep State, Bad White Men, and the Weird Noir of James Ellroy

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The book that you hold in your hands is only for the very few, the unique ones who have been cold-cocked by the wonder, the occluded knowledge of the clandestine wars of sights and sounds ...

Notes on Trumpspace: Politics, Aesthetics, and the Fantasy of Home

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Your diamond in the sky. It seems a fantasy. And you are home. ~ Trump Tower advertisement In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, considerable ink was spilled on the architecture and interior design of ...

paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic (2nd edn.)

paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic is the definitive edition of the grand Klingon epic of Kahless the Unforgettable (qeylIS lIjlaHbogh pagh). The story of Kahless is a tale of legendary proportions comparable to those of ancient ...

Evil Twins and the Ultimate Insight: Ayn Rand, Vladimir Nabokov, and the Polarized Politics of Reading

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With the 2020 election, the political polarization in the U.S. entered a ludicrous end-stage. Partisanship, once a pseudo-rational system of biases, has devolved to a conflict between incompatible realities. In search of some pathway toward ...

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