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Spring Math Test

by Joseph Prever 1. If every sound is potentially the product of some finite number of sine waves, is every barnswallow's flight potentially the product of some finite number of perfect circles?2. Which is best: dirt, a beetle, a chipmunk, or a sparrow? Is there a hierarchy implied in the series? If so, in which direction does ...

Beyond the New Sincerity: What is a Post-Post-Ironic Sensibility?

by Grubby   If you've seen The Lego Movie, you know that its tone is playful, self-deprecating, and whimsical. It has themes, but refuses to be ponderous about them. When the Master Builder Vitruvius states the moral message of the film in so many words (something along the lines of "You are special if you believe you ...

The Hand That Mocked Them

by Grubby   If you're like me, you have been listening to Bryan Cranston recite Ozymandias over and over all week long (if you haven't, now's your chance!), the following thoughts have probably crossed your mind: August 11 can't come soon enough. Percy "Bitch" Shelley is the most badass of poets. Wait, what? ...