Adam
Adam is a Jewish American who's sick of the white Christian male being America's "default" setting. For money he works in a public library because free books and information access are wonderful things. For love he writes here for his pet project, The Chaotic Neutral, which is always looking for more writers. You can follow him on Instagram, Goodreads, and at his oft neglected Twitter where he will try to post more, and probably live-tweet the Eurovision Song Contest.

I have to pretend to hate children

Just as people raised without religion don’t have to consider themselves atheist until confronted by religious people, I didn’t have to consider myself childfree until my friends started procreating. I’m not sure if it’s only because that’s when I had to look at like-minded online groups to get my bearings, but…

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Degrassi is back in session

Degrassi, the ridiculous high school comedy/drama/satire/after school special, is back. This is truly one of my guilty pleasures. Pop Culture Happy Hour (one of my favorite podcasts) has addressed the topic of guilty pleasure, and they make a fantastic point. Most guilty pleasures are actually shameful pleasures. Guilt comes from…

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Batman: Arkham Mistake

I took some time to write about the experience of purchasing Batman: Arkham Knight for PC. Yes, it’s been an experience. I wanted to make sure that everything had settled a bit, and at this point is has. The general atmosphere surrounding the PC release has shifted from volcanic indignation…

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Coming Out Secular

I’m going to tell the story of how I lost religion. I had given up god some time before that. The god concept went out the window with science and philosophy. But religion seemed more of a practical matter. It was community, prepackaged ethics, and in the case of some…

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Inside Out’s Bravery

Everyone is talking about Inside Out. As well they should. The movie is pretty damn great. I had my doubts when I heard that it was going to be directed by Pete Docter, who previously did Pixar’s Up. In Up I felt that he had an extraordinary short film, and then…

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When Networks Recycle

It occurred to me the that NBC’s best comedies are currently not on NBC. Other Space and fan favorite Community and Other Space are over at Yahoo and binge-watcher favorite Kimmy is airing (aired? is hosted?) on Netflix. So what is going on? The story behind Community is a messy and well…

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Caitlyn Jenner’s real achievement

I understand how some people can be confounded and disgusted by the idea of a trans person, at least on an intellectual level. People get squicked out by all sorts of things. Many people have a very concrete concept connecting their body and their self image. The beauty industry, and…

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Tomorrowland: A Critique

**Spoilers for the film** Oh Tomorrowland, you have given me the most mixed of emotions. You have Brad Bird (who has done no wrong) retro-futurism, and a purpose for the oddly beloved Small World ride. You have epic vertical urban expansion. You have the jetpacks that signal that yes, we have indeed arrived…

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Sprung

There should be a way to capture that smell when Spring first gains traction in the weather. There are warm days and there are cool days but it’s palpable when Spring takes hold. There’s that aforementioned smell that isn’t quite cut grass and more complex than the crass perfume of flowers. It’s…

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