Posts Tagged: David L. Ulin

Notable Los Angeles: 2/20–2/26

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Monday 2/20: Brian David Johnson discusses and signs MWD: Hell Is Coming Home. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 2/21: Literary Uprising, featuring Ashaki M. Jackson, and Carol V. Davis. 6 p.m. in Room A1000 at Antioch University.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, sacrifice is the key to artistic growth in Grant Snider’s “Creative Processor.”

And in the Saturday Essay, Amanda Miska realizes she is making the object of her love into a “myth,” into “the version of the story that [she] wanted to believe.” Framed by the constant presence of social media, Miska analyzes the motivation behind Internet “stalking”—the desire to win.

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Satirical America

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Has the US turned into a satire of itself? Consider how quickly Congress has gone from championing Freedom Fries to chastising President Obama’s absence from the Paris peace march. Over at the LA Times, David L. Ulin looks at why Americans are choosing irony over satire:

Is it coincidence, then, that the rise of postmodernism in the 1970s overlaps almost exactly the decline of satire?

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