And That’s the Way it Wasn’t

One of my frustrations with political discourse from the left involves the use of the following trick. First, point out that some government institution has been helpful in the current crisis. Then, invite everyone to imagine how much worse the crisis would have been without that institution. Finally, stop short of openly wondering whether the…

He Wasn’t Elected President of Television

In the wake of the Great Election, io9 has been going a bit overboard in the Cultural Critiques of SciFi department. Exhibit A – Zombies are Red, Vampires are Blue. This one isn’t actually all that fleshed-out, but I’m not unsympathetic with the underlying logic. The idea is that Vampires are the scary creatures when…