Despite being a show about “the horrors of technology,” the best thing about Black Mirror has always been its compassion for its characters and its exquisite articulations of psychological pain – things that transcend technology.
Well, it’s from 2005. In my defense, I was graduating high school then and definitely not reading The New Yorker. But I digress: “Commcomm” by George Saunders. It won the World Fantasy Award. You will laugh and you will cry. It’s like Catch-22, but with… Continue Reading “The Best Story I Have Read This Year”
“Man vs. Corpse,” by Zadie Smith, at New York Review of Books: It’s argued that the gap between this local care and distant indifference is a natural instinct. Natural or not, the indifference grows, until we approach a point at which the conceptual gap between… Continue Reading “Recommended Essay”