The French Connection: combining Camus and Bourdieu to explain “alternative facts”

"Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" The internet widely attributes this quote to Groucho Marx, but the gist of the joke is that the line was spoken by Chico Marx, while dressed as Groucho. In a movie (Duck Soup, 1933). In other words, you cannot trust what you see or... Continue Reading →


A Writer’s Cover Letter

In the fourth grade, I decided that I wanted to be a writer. That was it, that was what I was going to do. My mom bought a typewriter and a subscription to Writer's Digest for me. My fourth grade teacher gave us cardboard, construction paper and wallpaper samples so we could make our own books. I filled... Continue Reading →

My book is finished!

Well, okay, not really. Just like Satan and many other fantastic characters, writers are prone to lying. It's not quite a lie, however, as it is "true", as writers will often tell you...simply not "fact." Grad school ended a mere two months ago, and I had to take a break, adjust to post-grad life, and get... Continue Reading →

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