New York’s Pastor Parker and his growing string of Liberty Churches, each of which will “adopt the culture of its neighborhood.”
"I think a good editor has a strong stomach for crazy assholes. Because often crazy assholes are really brilliant great writers."
- Leland's archive at the Oakland Standard
- Leland's blog, "Good Jobbbbbbbbb"
- [4:00] "Web Dreams" (Josh Quittner • Wired • Nov 1996)
- [5:15] 826 Valencia
- [5:45] A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (David Eggers • 2001)
- [6:45] "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction" (The Review of Contemporary Fiction • Jun 1993)
- [15:30] Interview with Laura Owens (Rachel Kushner • The Believer • May 2003)
- [17:45] "Rejoice! Believe! Be Strong and Read Hard!" (Heidi Julavits • The Believer • Mar 2003)
- [48:00] Wholphin archive
- [50:00] Please Vote for Me (Netflix)
- [56:00] Joe Frank Show
Fast-food workers, the minimum wage, and a future served by robot labor.
Tuesday, December 10
A battle against an invasive breed of ants has begun in Texas. It also might be over already.
Life on the other side of the laptop.
Monday, December 9
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
Sunday, December 8
Did the Obama Administration ignore evidence that someone other than Assad could be behind the sarin attacks?
“The ‘hard’–science fiction writers dismiss everything except, well, physics, astronomy, and maybe chemistry. Biology, sociology, anthropology—that’s not science to them, that’s soft stuff. They’re not that interested in what human beings do, really. But I am. I draw on the social sciences a great deal. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I get a lot of ideas from them, particularly from anthropology. When I create another planet, another world, with a society on it, I try to hint at the complexity of the society I’m creating, instead of just referring to an empire or something like that.”