Fuguewave

My longtime pal Brett, who is the defacto music editor of this site, has been exploring the creation of new musical micro-genres, to which I’m definitely amenable. In his words: …it seems to me that my trippy personal music is best enjoyed alone, so I think I want to somehow target people who are looking for

Extreme Fear & Anxiety at Winkie’s

For my money, this scene captures the fight-or-flight vibe of anxiety and panic attacks — and perhaps PTSD — better than any movie scene I’ve ever witnessed. And, for an interesting psychology-oriented critique of this film, check out the following Jordan Peterson analysis.

LINKS 05-02-18

ADVERSARIAL COLLABORATIONS Scott Alexander has put out a call for “adversarial collaborations”: An adversarial collaboration is an effort by two people with opposing opinions on a topic to collaborate on a summary of the evidence. Just as we hope that a trial with both prosecutor and defense will give the jury a balanced view of

LINKS 04.21.18

AMERICA Tyler Cowen: Why are Americans so loud? I can think of a few hypotheses: 1. At least originally, Americans had much more space than did Europeans, and this is still true to some degree. That induce norms of loudness, which have to some extent persisted. 2. America is a nation of immigrants, with English-language

All Gold Everything

The girls of the All Gold Everything podcast recently invited me to guest-host a segment on their show. Check it out, por favor: I’ll be posting a Radio Cade re-purposed version of the show soon.

LINKS 4.15.18

CALIFORNIA Here’s What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California: If you think dealing with a dead iPhone and navigating your apartment—which may or may not still be standing—by candlelight is rough, wait until high-pressure gas lines rupture. When they break, they leak gas into the air, which can potentially ignite and cause

LINKS April 12, 2018

FEAR At Social Matter — > The Disenchanted Forest: How We Lost Our Fear Of The Woods: For millennia, people have found in the Wilderness not just God, but demons, demigods, monsters, spirits both benign and malicious, and the human acolytes, hunters, and tamers of these various beings and creatures. Europe in particular is full

Sigil Visions

I’m gradually accumulating iconography to associate with this website’s “branding” efforts. Many thanks to Ivana B for creating the following beautiful images to help me with these efforts. Her work is fantastic.
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