Stop watching the news. Stop following unhappy current events. Don’t participate in anything that makes you unhappy. Go outside. Leave. Pretend it doesn’t exist.
Here at Thought Catalog however, where thoughts are thinked, we will not stand for it.
Liberalism is based on wishful thinking, and the problem with wishful thinking is that it can get you killed.
How lazy are you?
It feels like pop art.
No one should do this anymore. The making of, behind the scenes, and focus group videos were all terrible ideas that could only serve to actually hurt Newcastle’s brand. The primary purpose of beer ads is A) to remind you they exist and B) to introduce some aspirational feelies into your brain and give you a fantasy experience you want to live.
Media manipulation currently shapes everything you read, hear and watch online. Everything.
I would like to analyze Tao Lin’s defamation claim against Sarah Weinman, both as an intellectual exercise that may have practical value in warding off costly litigation among two respected writers and a demonstration for law students and graduates taking the July bar exam on one way to analyze such a claim.
It is ludicrous to approach writing honestly (and thus, unflatteringly) about the self as if it were the same thing regardless of context and genre of writing.
In preparation for my interview with Gawker Media writers/professional stoners, Tracie Egan Morrissey and Rich Juzwiak, I did what I felt like every other professional interviewer would do: I brought them weed.