Category Archives: Sociey and Culture

Film: Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop

Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop is an animated film about the trajectory of pop music and songwriting in America over the course of four generations of aspiring musicians; Zalmie, Ben, Tony, and Lil’ Pete. It is an exceptional film, enough that … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Burning Sky by Rachel Pollack

Monday night’s Burning Sky discussion left no question answered! This is my favorite story of the summer so far. It grapples with potent, ambiguous questions about the inevitability of violence and grievance as a justification for force. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Burning Sky by Rachel Pollack (1989)

“Burning Sky” (1989) by Rachel Pollack (4489 words) Posted here to facilitate our upcoming discussion. Or: [Download PDF] <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Sometimes I think of my clitoris as a magnet, pulling me along to uncover new deposits of ore in the fantasy … Continue reading

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