February 2016

Sex, Cyborgs and Sci-Fi

Fair warning: the following ramble contains very mild spoilers for several movies (Metropolis, The Machine, Ex Machina, Under the Skin, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Blade Runner). If you are a rigorous anti-spoiler fascist, you can go now. For the record, I would recommend pretty much all of the movies mentioned, especially to people who enjoy […]

Why do we hate Kim K so much?

One of the founding principles of Western, neoliberal society is the idea that you can earn your way to success. Hard work and talent can afford anybody prosperity, regardless of their origins, making us all self-responsible. You get what you earn; this is the simple equation that gets us out of bed in the morning. […]