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Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism: 'Super Sad True Love Story' by Gary Shteyngart

Chris Palazzolo rereads Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, Random House 2010.

There is nothing super sad about the love story in Gary Shteyngart’s… 739 more words


the expanding ambitions of digital elites 

From Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance, pg 16. I think a sociological analysis of contemporary digital elites needs to treat these ambitions seriously, while nonetheless recognising how these cultural formulations intersect with material interests. 287 more words

Corporate Culture, Elites And Their Self-Understandings

Coding Our Future: Novelists Weigh In

Techies and futurists are not the only ones who like to spin tales about what the future may hold for us. Telling stories about what a world with way more technology might be like is also a favorite occupation of many novelists. 819 more words


Threesomes and the Tyranny of Tinder

A few weeks back, I was drinking with a mostly younger group of people and as younger drinking people do, we started playing “Never Have I Ever…” The big shocker—apart from it being the first time I played the game—was that 80% of the group had had a threesome. 635 more words


Rapid Reading Response

Incredible. I’ve just– as in three minutes ago– finished Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, and am hovering in a state of grateful amazement. 432 more words

David Foster Wallace

Too Little Time

Aren’t things supposed to slow down in summer? Contrary to my expectations, fourteen simultaneous things seem to be happening at once, all the time, with pesky employment-based tasks drawing me away from much more interesting activities that do nothing to help pay the rent. 289 more words

Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story

Gary Shteyngart, 2010

Imagine a vaguely possible future. The American dollar is nearly worthless and what value it has is pegged to the ¥uan. The only viable or respectable professions are media and retail because America’s dominant cultural value of consumerism outweighs productivity or creativity. 1,357 more words