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Recent blog posts are linked at the bottom of the page, where seldom is heard a discouraging word about best practices or leveraging synergies. Not that I oppose such things necessarily. Live and let live, I say. Or leverage. Whichever.
“The myth of policing in a liberal democracy is that the police exist to prevent political activity that crosses the line into criminal activity, such as property destruction and violence. But they have always focused on detecting and disrupting movements that threaten the economic and political status quo, regardless of the presence of criminality. While […]
The New York Times says airlines are phasing out seatback screens, which I guess means that I’m about to have missed a formerly ubiquitous consumer technology’s entire life cycle. I’m sure I’ve flown since 1991, the year Virgin Atlantic claims it introduced “personal screens,” but they don’t make clear whether they’re talking about the overhead flip-down kind, […]
Half the time people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m retired. Which I am at the edges and between the lines, but not really. Not in the traditional sense. I have no investments or pension, no prospect of a fiduciary teat to suckle when I’m sans everything. No, I’ll […]
The saddest thing about creative vision, he says, is nobody can see what you’re seeing but you. I tell him I haven’t dropped acid since my 20s, but he isn’t amused. He’s being sad. Your goal in these negotiations is their acquiescence, he says, not their acceptance, not their enthusiasm. Definitely not their enthusiasm. And […]
One year of right-wing death threats later, 38-year-old Drexel University political science professor and agent provocateur George Ciccariello-Maher has tendered his resignation. At the root of the controversy are Ciccariello-Maher’s many incendiary tweets, including last December’s satiric “All I want for Christmas is white genocide,” and the observation in March that he was “trying not […]
Common nonsense Based on early reports, it seems that one easy way to violate probation is to be issued a faulty ankle bracelet. More on this later, but for now, a probationer friend whose ankle bracelet alarm went off while he was riding the bus to work yesterday is sitting in jail on $15,000 bond. […]
I’d been my oldest pro bono client’s sole design resource almost since its inception, so it grated to discover that, while I’d been carefully crafting the parent company’s public image, the spinoff had stitched together an ad hoc identity package of its own, one that bore no resemblance to the parent company’s materials, and a […]
Another day, another revelation that some notable’s behavior toward women has been unacceptable, and this time, much to my chagrin, it’s Cenk Uygur in the hot seat. If Uygur’s name is unfamiliar to you, you’re probably unaware of The Young Turks and Justice Democrats as well, so let me fill you in. Cenk Uygur (pronounced […]