On Not Knowing: Column at 3 Quarks Daily


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Irony and the English Department

June 10, 2019

Irony is innocence after experience. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Backstreet Boys, and the English department.

 
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Surprise

April 15, 2019

For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. On taste, Ty Segall, and playing it loud.

 
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Innocence, Dearie

February 18, 2019

They weren’t virgins. Neither was the world. On innocence and Blossom Dearie.

 
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What Cause There Is for Caroling

December 24, 2018

Down here things may look down—but look up there! On Joy Williams and hope in winter.

 
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On Not Knowing: An Introduction

October 29, 2018

Should hobbled ponies pretend to leap? Why we need to live with our ignorance; why we need ignorance to live.