Just to let you know straight off the bat that this is going to be a long post, but I’m hoping that you’ll stick with it. 1,541 more words
Perhaps it is Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance that first reminds one of American Psycho, but it becomes increasingly apparent that were it not for his poverty, dressing skills, and exclusively-self-help-language, Lou Bloom would have been the perfect fit for the world of Patrick Bateman. 251 more words
No, wait, the most senior student in the class shyly raises her hand.
“German philosopher? 19th century? Nihilists?”
Yes, I say, trying to thread on more recent cultural grounds: 1,010 more words
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INTERACTIVITY was actually born in the nineteenth century — with the telegraph, certainly, but also and especially with clinical electricity, which involved planting electrodes on the faces of the human guinea pigs used in such ‘medical art’ as practised by Dr Duchenne de Boulogne.