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Why co-working spaces (and communes?) are a shitty business model

The next time I join an organization with “co-” in its title, I’m forcing everyone to read this article.

What I'm Reading


Lauren Groff

Well, it had to come eventually. I tried to make it last as long as possible, stretching out the reading as long as I could. 123 more words

Book Reviews

A Government of Popular Insurgency: An Interview with George Ciccariello-Maher

I was going to wait to release this interview until I got a Spanish translation, but because of the egregious capitulation of Drexel University to white nationalist trolls who were throwing a temper tantrum over a joke by Ciccariello-Maher poking fun at the Chicken Little cry of “White Genocide” often made by the Far Right, a “genocide” not by murder or sterilization but by “miscegenation” and immigration. 1,251 more words


Young Romantics: Leigh Hunt, Shelley et al

Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives by Daisy Hay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I was 12 years old my mother gave me a book of essays by William Hazlitt as a Christmas present. 1,258 more words


“There is plenty of land,” thought he, “but will God let me live on it?

– Pahom in Leo Tolstoy’s “How Much Land Does a Man Need?


The Election

The grownups are freaking out. Something called a Presidential Election is happening out in the world. All the grownups want to cry, they are having meetings and pacing around, wringing their hands with twisted worried faces. 1,196 more words

Arcadia, by Lauren Groff

I read this book a couple months ago for book club, but due to scheduling issues I didn’t get a chance to talk about it with them until just a couple weeks ago. 427 more words