David Z. Morris
Welcome to the dark beyond, where reason slumbers.
Created 18 Aug 2020
  • I wanted to call this Vaccine Death Drive
    30 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    (TW: Suicide) To the extent there’s any widespread awareness of Sigmund Freud these days, the detail that lingers in collective memory is that he centered sexual concerns in his analysis of mental ail...
  • I Demand a Remaster of Nicolas Cage's Drive Angry (2011)
    14 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Nicolas Cage is probably the most interesting living American actor (close second: Laura Dern), because he treats his gifts so lightly. I understand there’s the whole thing with his taxes, which to al...
  • Michael Mann – The Keep, Heat, and Postcapitalist Mythmaking
    19 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    First, thanks to all of the recent subscribers to Flesh/Markets: a newsletter of the horrific, surreal, and extreme in art and life. There are more than a hundred of you now, which is highly motivatin...
  • Home/Invasion: NADA’s Uncanny Art Fair
    31 May 2021 • 5 min read
    I’m taking a bit of a swerve today to talk about art, so that I can highlight an important event you might want to see. The New Art Dealer’s Alliance has a spectacular art fair up through June on Gove...
  • Venture Capital on Arrakis, Part 3: Money, the Dead Letter
    09 May 2021 • 8 min read
    If I bring any sort of notable personal perspective to the pandemic, it is that COVID-19 arrived as I entered what a lot of people would consider middle age. I’m getting more lethargic and contented a...
  • GameStop: Sandworms Into the Future (Venture Capital on Arrakis, Part 2)
    01 Feb 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    So, to GameStop, the only thing worth talking about now, and probably for years to come. By pure luck, GameStop arrives in time to save me from having to write the planned second installment of the Ar...
  • The Future is a Trap: Venture Capital on Arrakis (Part 1)
    01 Jan 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    We have moved into the future, past a line of numerical and astronomical demarcation that means very little to the animals and rocks. Yet we who created it embrace it as a milestone towards liberation...
  • Don't panic, things were always this bad
    02 Nov 2020 • 6 min read
    Yes, this is again about politics, because what else is there? But this time I do genuinely want to make you feel better. So read on, or skip ahead to Good Things for some great winter board game reco...
  • Decepticon
    26 Oct 2020 • 6 min read
    Reader Notes: This is a political piece, which I hope is interesting but is also inevitably, I know, draining and depressing for many. So feel free to skip right to Good Things, a section devoted to s...
  • On Schadenfreude
    05 Oct 2020 • 5 min read
    This is quite a week for schadenfreude – and we’ll get to all that. But as it happens, I was already planning to talk about the horror of the alt-right body. And keep reading for some amazing, obscure...
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