Nostalgia–the internet’s favorite past-time. Besides cats, trolling, and scrolling the endless GIF sets on Tumblr. Halloween as an “adult” tends to activate the sweet tooth for the good ol’ days of All Hallow’s Eve past. 971 more words
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In “Blinded By Nostalgia“, Yuval Levin looks at lingering narratives about the future that are left over from the post-WWII anomaly (“America’s postwar strength was a function of unrepeatable circumstances.”) that was cheap oil, a perceived social consensus, and near-global dominance. 170 more words
My first Halloween night in upstate New York was spent hiding from angry children.
The holiday was never one I really followed when I was growing up, coming as I did from an ultra-religious family where to speak of ghosts was tantamount to swearing. 1,048 more words
About five years ago, I was showing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to a room full of high school seniors. We got to the scene where the monster (Robert DeNiro), who is now at the point where he has Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) by the throat and is forcing the good doctor to make him a bride from the tattered remains of Helena Bonham Carter. 732 more words