Category Archives: Urban Decline

Strange Days

It’s like a cyberpunk period piece, but with a strung-out Voldemort instead of cyber-ninjas. Continue reading

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Watchmen

There’s surely nothing in this 30 year old graphic novel applicable to the current moment. Not at all. Continue reading

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Robocop

Film * Paul Verhoeven * Buying That for a Dollar Since * 1987 Synopsis Robocop is an important generational touchstone. I mean, yes, it’s a good movie, a sharp commentary on its time, and a rockin’ action flick, but it’s … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Son

Short Stories * Denis Johnson * Personal Apocalypse * 1992 Synopsis People are fucked up. There, that’s pretty much the end of it. Enjoy the stories, everyone. Okay, that might be a bit of a glib dismissal, although it’s the … Continue reading

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The Corner

This book is depressing to the point of making me want to do heroin to forget how depressing it is. Continue reading

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The Waste Land Project: The Satyricon

It’s a sex-fueled Roman fever dream, what’s not to like? Continue reading

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The Full Monty

Of course all these characters voted for Brexit so that’s a bummer. Continue reading

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Bioshock

Everyone who disagrees with me is a parasite! Continue reading

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Escape from New York

Wouldn’t it make more sense to make your big gross city-jail in a place no one cares about? I guess Escape from Bakersfield just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Continue reading

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The Silence of the Lambs

Film * Jonathan Demme * Serial Killaz * 1991 Synopsis This film, which I probably watched way too young, is one of those pieces of media that shaped my cultural tastes. I say “too young,” but I was twelve and … Continue reading

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