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Between & Beyond: Virtual Reality

The sun is shining its light on my computer screen right now as I type this. That means it has drifted far enough south to clear the lip of my awning and shine down into my room as it begins its evening decent ...
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Between & Beyond: Suicide

I had a plan for this week’s column, but then I learned of Robin Williams' death. I am sure capitalism will still be fucked up next week, so I will wait until then. As I’m sure you know by now, actor and comedi...
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Between & Beyond: Definitions

We live in an age of definitions. The lives we know are ruled by definitions. When we think of the world outside ourselves, we think in terms of organized definitions, a whole matrix of preordained milestones t...
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Between & Beyond: Israel

If you are a person who claims to be concerned about foreign policy and the affairs of governments in general, you can’t get very far into this kind of awareness without encountering a stance on Israel. I recal...
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Between & Beyond: Media

With Iraq in the news again, I feel compelled to write something but I stand at a loss. It all feels like such a bitter regurgitation. There’s no way the war could be any more of a failure, nor any more of a cr...
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Between & Beyond: Consumption

The late great Terence McKenna once said, “We have to create culture: don't watch TV; don't read magazines; don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is t...
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Between & Beyond: Comedy

It takes something really special for me to break my pop culture celibacy. I don’t mean to be that much of a snob, but I just am almost always deeply uninspired by what is offered. I’ve always been picky about ...
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Between & Beyond: Humanism

As I write this, news is breaking of Alexander Shulgin’s death. What’s most depressing is that you might not know who he is. His work has made a huge impact on the world, and if the world was a better place, it...