Lionel Shriver’s speech at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival 2016, and the subsequent backlash, perfectly illustrate why we need to face difficult speeches. The society we live in is in danger of losing its capacity to deal with difficult subjects and, by extension, its ability to cope with meaningful commentary. In what is perhaps a risky […]
You’ve got screen addiction, motherfucker. In this post, I strip you bare and show you how I know.
Written by Tom Valcanis. Here’s his second essay in our collaborative essay project. On November 9, 1967, Jann Wenner’s first editorial appeared in the inaugural edition of Rolling Stone magazine. It read: “We have begun a new publication…sort of a magazine and sort of a newspaper…reflecting what we see are the changes in rock and […]