Creators sometimes justify graphic, troubling scenes with the claim that we need to see to ‘understand.’ Well, do we?
Discussing the slew of concerntrolling editorials about how YA is destroying the world, a radio producer recently asked me if I thought YA acts like a user guide to self-harm and other potentially destructive, harmful, or socially undesirable behaviours. It’s a point that gets brought up a lot in these op-eds, and my response, as […]
Forrest Wilder at the Texas Observer: The BP Screw-Up We Almost Didn’t Hear About If the most-hated corporation in America releases a massive quantity of toxic chemicals and nobody hears about it does it matter? Nicholas Riccardi at the Los Angeles Times: Fleeing Phoenix out of fear of immigration law “The business is broken,” said […]
Content note: This post contains discussions of suicide, self harm, and depression. I dreamt that I was dreaming/I was wired to a clock/I tinkle by the minute Hey/tick tock tick tick tock I can’t remember the first time that I wanted to kill myself. I know it was a long time ago, longer ago than […]