What You See

girl-schumer-2016I appreciate its absurdities and liked its frankness. I just didn’t discover any depth, which prevented it from being an absurd comedy.

Perhaps that expectation, given its title, is absurdly inappropriate. However, Schumer has her own sketch comedy series, which has been nominated for several Emmy awards and won a Peabody award, and a movie, which was also nominated for a Writers Guild and Golden Globe awards.  Continue reading “What You See”

Holes In My Head

BLACK HOLE BLUES (Levin 2016)This new book by Janna Levin (2016), who also wrote the brilliant A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (2007), is a wonderful and even mystifying account of the science of black holes, which seem to defy human experience. It’s also intriguing for its account of the development of a discipline, including the human components of this history of ideas. It’s additionally useful, I realized after I finished it, because it offers a metaphor of the teenage mind, something hypothesized as a result of its effects but unable to be documented directly, something that is massively destructive and threatens our survival.