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Review: American Stew: Hope in a Toxic Culture by Stephen James

★★★★½ American Stew: Hope in a Toxic Culture

American Stew by Stephen James is a portrait of America that’s at once hopeless and full of promise. Chapter by chapter James attempts to diagnose America’s problems on a cultural level – sociological, psychological, and anthropological – rather than dealing with policy.…

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The Liberty Of “Low” Culture

Or, “Why If Not For Violent Video Games, This Novel Wouldn’t Exist”

kianIt was the late ’90s and like most young men my age at the time I was nineteen, and reaching that point between the actual adulthood of things like worrying about my credit rating and the play adulthood of having my own tiny apartment and tiny job and tiny personal life afterwards in which to pursue whatever pleasures would form my ambitions.…

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