Monday, April 3, 2017
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Mark Fisher and the Fear of a Blank Planet

By Nicholas Barrett On Friday 13th January the British cultural theorist and music critic Mark Fisher took his own life at the age of 48....

Machiavellian of the Year 2016

Since we launched the Strix in May, our political horizons have changed beyond recognition. Instead of working together to battle inequality and climate change,...

The Way Forward

By Joshua Kraushaar November 8, 2016, is a day that will live in infamy: the day that America handed over the keys to a country...

The Comeuppance

By Jeff Cahlon For all the shock expressed in reaction to Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, it didn’t teach us anything...

Hello Fuckface

By Nicholas Barrett Has the standard of political rhetoric been lower at any time in living memory than it is today? All over the world,...

Citizens of Nowhere

By Lewis G. Miller It was Thomas Paine who penned that great cosmopolitan motto; “my country is the world and my religion is to do...

Birtherism Reborn

By Jeff Cahlon “I don’t care.” This was Donald Trump’s response when, during a radio interview, conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, a Trump...

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion

By Allison Drexler Canadian pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen’s fourth and without question, best album “Emotion,” is a banger filled album that will make all...

2Q16: The Age of Post-Fact Politics

By Nicholas Barrett As the American comedian Bill Maher described it; “48% voted for Sense and Sensibility and 52% voted for Pride and Prejudice”. Since...

The Necessity of Hope

By Jeff Cahlon H. L. Mencken once wrote that (to paraphrase) no one ever lost an election by underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Donald Trump’s...