Posts tagged “critical thought”

  1. Yesterday Entertainment Weekly ran a piece about debut novels with six-figure advances and why publishers are willing to take big financial risks on (relative) literary unknowns. The answer is, among other things, "because they believe they will make even more money later," but the part that really leapt out at me was this:

  2. Previously: How to talk to babies about gender theory. BABY: want book ME: that is the rankest consumerism BABY: book ME: oh you want to be a subject? you want to just be a subject that consumes blindly? BABY: book ME: sure fine you realize you're resisting literally nothing right now BABY: want green book BABY: [sleeps] ME: HAVE YOU QUESTIONED ANYTHING ABOUT THE DRIVE TO ACCUMULATE CAPITAL TODAY BABY: [sleeps] ME: no of…