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Laurie Oakes on political journalism in the digital age

Will they still need us? Will they still feed us?

Laurie Oakes spoke tonight at Curtin University on political journalism in the digital age. It was terrific. 681 more words

Inspired by Che's "A Note in the Margin"

Vague man on a shadowed road,

Your presence is a nostalgia that awakens my future.

Every decision, a direction allowing an infinite number of possibilities to flourish, 72 more words

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Tangential Politics: A strange little tale of gender, superheroes, and video games

Before I put up a post about the existential panic of being so close to a funded Kickstarter but running out of time, I want to take a moment to tell a weird little tale that might show, in a quirky way, some of the deep-seated issues of misogyny ingrained into both parts of the comic book culture and the video game culture.  656 more words


Getting Political: What the hell, 'gamebros'?

Reading the news is always something of a roller-coaster.  There are high points and low points.  Maybe I should say, though, that the news is more like riding a rickety roller-coaster, because at the end, I usually wind up feeling off-balance, confused, and a tad sick to the stomach, with little of the rush riding a good coaster gives me.  339 more words

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Thoughts on Literature, its Obligation and Commonsense, Part I

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is mostly known for his classic Lolita (1955). Confronted with his other works I struggled at first and found his way of writing quite tiresome . 571 more words


Put Your Hands in the Air by G.M. Palmer #standwithferguson Friday Writing Prompt

The beautiful’s
A lie when thugs
Can crack the law
Across our corpse
As the press shrugs.

The lens flare flash
Of the gas mask’s…

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Poetically Yours

A Political Moment: Freedom isn't free, people

I wanted to write, as I usually do, about aspects of the writing process and challenges I have faced during that process.

I can’t.  Not today. 516 more words

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