For decades, the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki have captured my imagination and changed my life. It’s hard to watch Kiki’s Delivery Service these days without crying and remembering all those years I spent watching it with my daughter as she was growing up. But time passes, and so do torches.
For Miyazaki and his anime [...]
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[An early draft of this ongoing intersection between avaricious art and life has been published over at HuffPo.]
‘Really you know,’ said Bilbo in his best business manner, ‘things are impossible. Personally I am tired of the whole affair.’
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien legendarily wrote one Oxford [...]
I recently revisited the War on Terra for AlterNet. This time, in a double-barreled breakdown of the national high-speed rail network gaining ground in America, which is still lamely to last century’s non-renewable resources like cheap gas, SUVs and easy credit.
Sorry suckers, it’s time to face the future of climate change and peak oil. If [...]
I’ll be totally honest with you. I never really thought much about the intricate working of the mundane razor industry. That is, until AlterNet asked me to look into it.
But having done so, I think it’s a cut-throat hyper-reality ripe for satire, and probably standing on its last economic legs. Which could be made of [...]
I’ve been writing about the econopocalypse for years now, so news of robosigners executing thousands of baseless foreclosures on a conveyor belt to hell is not news to me. So this AlterNet article is for those who got caught with their pants down. Rejoice: The banksters were such witless pricks that they left a trail [...]