The first episode in a series of ten animated essays: Ten Jokes, Exaplained — I. The In-Joke
Elon Musk is the perfect hero for our era of reboots and reality TV. Much of the mythos around him consists of tired sci-fi clichés, recycled and sold as reality. And in this way, Musk himself is like an update on L. Ron Hubbard.
A leftwing case against the term “neoliberalism” from historian Daniel Rodgers plays into the hands of those aiming to divert criticism.
Michael Haneke talks about his controversial reboot of the Home Alone franchise, and about violence, existential terror, and getting your head stuck in a doggie door.
It’s always fascinating when a public official commits a Kinsley gaffe, and the veil drops for a brief moment.
Did you know that Finland has twice as many mass shootings per capita as the US? Discussing violence honestly matters, and propaganda, even for a good cause, is counterproductive — as in criminologist Frederic Lemieux’s analysis.
The Finnish welfare state is being eroded, and the far right has gained momentum. As the country turns one hundred, what’s happened to Finland?