Author: Christa Blackmon

Media anthropologist American expat living in London and college radio DJ for Lawyers, Guns and Money.
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Happy Halloween, Marxists!

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On October 31, 2017
Candy! Costumes! CAPITALISM! Is there anything for Marxists to celebrate about Halloween? Yes, says my favorite sci-fi writer and Marxist academic China Mieville. Watch this 2013 lecture where he talks about having fun as a leftist and celebrating monsters from a socialist perspective. He answers all kinds of important questions like is fear an important […]
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The difference between “good” Nazi humor and bad is about who gets to be the butt of the joke. “There can be no poetry after Auschwitz,” said Theodor Adorno. One can only imagine what he might of said about laughter. Black humor, dark humor, gallows humor; none of this is new to human cultures.¬†Legendary American […]
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RIP Hef: The Man Who Had It All

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On September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner was a vanguard of free speech, a visionary of sex and politics, and also…ew The legendary creator of Playboy has passed away at the age of 91. I’m sorry he’s dead, but whatever relevance you think this man had to the advancement of women ended about the time he turned himself into a […]
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