The Fantastic Fiction of Rick Wayne

Rick Wayne
The Fantastic Fiction of Rick Wayne
Created 07 Jul 2021
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  • Mystery & Absence
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Jan van Eyck's 1434 masterpiece, commonly known as "The Arnolfini Portrait," is widely considered one of the most mysterious works in the Western canon. Painted on a 33 1/3-inch oak panel, it depicts ...
  • Making Sense of Errors and Contradictions in Science
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    The Nautilus paper linked below is probably the most important essay on science I have read in the last ten or so years. It’s also wonderfully short and therefore worth reproducing in its entirety. Br...
  • B A T T L E S
    21 Sep 2021 • 16 min read • 3 0
    The goal of level four seemed clear enough. Protect the family from the intruder. The easiest thing to do, of course, was to lock all the doors, and Nio did that immediately. She found the translucent...
  • New at the Dystopian Library
    15 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 2
    Due to next year’s unexpected time quake, this month’s titles will only be available during the Nixon administration and for three days at every Mayan new year. Last month’s burnings can be found here...
  • On beauty and 9/11
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    On September 11, 2001, I was in Kyoto, Japan. It was dinnertime, and since my friend and I had been invited to the home of the very traditional Japanese family that had hosted him in college, we didn'...
  • A Mountain Submerged by the Sea
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    For a while in my 30s, I would occasionally dream that I could almost fly. If I concentrated very hard while repeatedly bending my body like a shuttlecock and straightening out again, I could just inc...
  • Everything I'm About to Say is a Lie
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    You get a message from your bank warning you of a threat to your account and inviting you to click a link that validates your personal information and updates your password. In this context, you're cl...
  • Hyper-politicization
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 3
    You politicize a topic when you associate a view or opinion on it with a particular faction such that whoever expresses the view or opinion is assumed to hold an entire set of unspoken beliefs, regard...
  • Peril, or An Infinity of Lusts
    18 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 4 8
    I have too many lusts. In no particular order: books I want to read, books I want to write, books on writing, my wife, Henry, cooking elaborate dinners on a weekday when there isn’t time for it, chees...
  • The Worst Writer of All Time
    11 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 7 3
    Before his death, Timothy Dexter was hailed as the worst writer of all time. Born in 1748 to a poor working family in the British colony of Massachusetts, Dexter took to the fields around age 8 and ne...
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