Scary Stories to Tell at the End of History

‘Scary Stories’ is set in a past haunted by the Vietnam War, made for adults haunted by eternal remixes of their youth, and aimed at a future straining to reconcile the ghosts of its past. The film winds up nostalgic for a past no one experienced. It’s a product of a larger struggle to imagine our way out of an absent future.

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The Bad Light: Hunting for UFOs and J. Posadas in Argentina

by A.M. Gittlitz. In the Pampas, the vast prairies of southern Latin America, there’s a tale that stretches back to colonial times: the legend of the luz mala, or the bad light. It appears just above the ground, in the hills, or in the sky, a foreboding and spectral fireball of fluorescent white, red, blue, or green that follows solitary travelers.

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It’s Not Surprising Ellen is Friends with Bush (& Other Crimes of Hollywood Liberalism)

Apparently, some people do not take kindly to an ostensible progressive letting her hair down with the primary enabler of America’s torture program. Can’t a wealthy liberal hang out with her war criminal friend in peace?

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Statement on Protean’s Relationship with Kickstarter

During the one-month run of our recent Kickstarter campaign, where many of our generous readers were kind enough to pitch in and help us create our second issue, we were confronted with some disturbing news. Kickstarter is ostensibly a “public benefit corporation,” and in the past it has prided itself on its adherence to ethical…

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Tim Faust Lays Out the Case for Radical Change in ‘Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next’

by Abby Cartus   There’s a quotation often attributed to Big Bill Haywood, co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World: “I’ve never read Marx’s Capital, but I have the marks of capital all over me.” Usually considered to be a literal nod to Haywood’s long history of bruising encounters with the shock troops of…

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