It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Sarah Parvini and Nigel Duara are reporting shock, befuddlement and disbelief at the development that, “for some reason,” the state of Indiana is getting picked on, bullied, and discriminated against for passing a law allowing government-chartered corporations to discriminate against gay people. Parvini and Duara share passages like the […]
On the left-hand side of the Irregular Times website, I try to list upcoming protests that I know about. Today, as you can see, I don’t know much. Here’s my list.
March from NYC to DC to protest racial discrimination in policing kicks off on April 13 Protest Against Mass Incarceration in San Francisco, April […]
When Inhofe speaks of the ability to communicate to one another, he’s speaking of it in terms of an unequal, top-down imposition of only one kind of speech by the federal government. That’s not the only way we could move forward together as a nation. […]
I had always considered the Walt Disney company, especially in its 20th Century incarnation, to be staid, conservative, safe, dull, and obvious. That assessment falls away in the face of Disney’s My Very First Dictionary, copyright 1989. The book was open to the page you see above at the pediatrician’s office this afternoon, and […]
When two “journalists” from the Washington Post asked Governor Scott Walker, commonly presumed to be planning a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, if he thought that Barack Obama was a Christian, Walker responded. “I don’t know.”
Writers at publications such as the Huffington Post have made a big tizzy about the response, […]
The time traveling character in Doctor Who is like no other person you will ever meet. As a consequence of this, fans of The Doctor are eager to dress up in costume to look just like him.
Of course, there have been thirteen versions of The Doctor, so there is some choice of which aspect […]
The user makes loops of the sort that one might hear in the background of a video game by placing icons on a grid, and hurling balls of musical mojo at them. […]
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