Tag Archives: genre

The time travel genre.

Edward Bellamy, 19th c. progressive, travels forward to criticize the present. Robert Zemeckis, 20th c. conservative, travels backwards to save the present.


The moralist who discovers their own hypocrisy is like the detective who finds out they are the criminal.

History happens twice.

Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill to reenact battles: the events are tragic, the representations are farce.

Kelly Tsai got me into slam poetry.

More than our taste for a genre or even our recognition of quality, our taste for company and even our identification with an artist accounts for the art we like.

The genre stuff is generic.

What is most remarkable about pop culture is how wide a swath of the world can be caught within a narrow repertoire of genres.