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You’re not really suffering from OCD if…

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Well, for instance:  …if you really do have a chronic problem with typos and off-seeming sentences in early drafts of your writing. Since I turned in my hipster chapter, I’ve been going over it again and again, finding (what seem to me) terrible typos and clunker phrases. At one point, I accidentally used of the […]

You’re not really suffering from OCD if…

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Well, for instance:  …if you really do have a chronic problem with typos and off-seeming sentences in early drafts of your writing. Since I turned in my hipster chapter, I’ve been going over it again and again, finding (what seem to me) terrible typos and clunker phrases. At one point, I accidentally used of the […]

Academic hangover

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Last night, I mailed my revised hipster chapter to my dissertation advisors and to some other people I thought might be interested in reading it.  Today, I’ve been feeling intellectually lazy and hung over. I’m cleansing the mental palate by reading Charles Johnson’s 1999 novel, Dreamer, a fictionalized rendition of the last two years of […]

Academic hangover

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Last night, I mailed my revised hipster chapter to my dissertation advisors and to some other people I thought might be interested in reading it.  Today, I’ve been feeling intellectually lazy and hung over. I’m cleansing the mental palate by reading Charles Johnson’s 1999 novel, Dreamer, a fictionalized rendition of the last two years of […]

Done with hipsters, I hope forever

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I finished my hipster chapter on Saturday, at least a draft of it.  Only took me a year to write.  It weighs in at about 75 pages, and overall I’m pretty happy with how it came out.  One more major chapter to go–another 75-80 page chapter, on the postironic figure of the believer.  I believe.  […]

Done with hipsters, I hope forever

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I finished my hipster chapter on Saturday, at least a draft of it.  Only took me a year to write.  It weighs in at about 75 pages, and overall I’m pretty happy with how it came out.  One more major chapter to go–another 75-80 page chapter, on the postironic figure of the believer.  I believe.  […]

Introductions: Part 1

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This is the first of what I hope will become a series of Red Room posts leading up to the publication of my first novel, Pop Apocalypse, which Ecco/HarperCollins is going to publish in M read more

Fuck you, you goddamned slant-eyed cocksuckers

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Forget Obama as a postironic candidate. What we have here is a prospective presidency that only a flat-out ironist could love. But Mr McCain has serious handicaps, too. One is his temper. “It is startling to contemplate how violent John McCain was well into his 20s,” notes Matt Welch, a critical biographer. Drunk on shore […]

Fuck you, you goddamned slant-eyed cocksuckers

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Forget Obama as a postironic candidate. What we have here is a prospective presidency that only a flat-out ironist could love. But Mr McCain has serious handicaps, too. One is his temper. “It is startling to contemplate how violent John McCain was well into his 20s,” notes Matt Welch, a critical biographer. Drunk on shore […]

Ransom Center Post-Mortem

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My time in Texas is coming to an end. After three weeks at the Ransom Center, I’m returning to the Bay Area to start processing all my research. I found more than I expected, not only in the center’s V.-related materials but also in the Don DeLillo collection; the reverent letters that DeLillo received from […]