Floating Signifier

Dismemberment of Things Past

Stuck on fast forward, we’ve accelerated to the point where our multitasking, instant-messaging speed tribes are experiencing an eerie nostalgia for the present—an ironic world-view in which every experience is […]

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Pontification

The incorruptible cadaver of Saint Bernadette. Swiss Guards in Renaissance finery; solemn monks holding candles; a male choir chanting in the occult tongue of Latin; the anguished faithful, wracked with […]

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Brinkmanship

Having just returned from the grand tour of the Grand Canyon, I can say with authority that Edmund Burke didn’t know the half of it. Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above […]

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