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Absurdity Separated By Four Days

Byron Williams | Posted 09.24.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

The death of the four girls more than a half-century later is a haunting reminder of the gulf between what we would like to be and what we are. It revealed the incongruity between what America prophetically put on paper and how those practices played themselves out in reality.

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.13.2016 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

Absurdity's Traveling Road Show Makes an Impromptu Appearance in Baltimore

Byron Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

Assuming that most can agree that one should not become belligerent toward police officers when asked to walk on the sidewalk, run from police officers while detained, or sell illegal cigarettes, can we not also agree that such infractions do not warrant a death sentence? Is that not absurdity?

Born to Rock: An American Odyssey to the Cracker Barrel

Travis M. Andrews | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Travis M. Andrews

The screen door slammed with the intensity of our beating hearts, all three of us -- me, Jack and Mears. Name's Johnny, by the way, but people call me...

The Commuter Life: 'The Call That Saved My Day'

Kyle Dowling | Posted 11.10.2013 | Comedy
Kyle Dowling

Simply put, the daily trek from New Jersey to New York City blows... no matter what part of the Garden State you call home.

Jesus Will Rapture the Church Out of Absurdity

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I think I'm starting to believe in the rapture again. Not the one where the church gets sucked up into midair right before the Beast starts barcoding everyone's faces, but one where we, the Body of Christ, are finally being lifted out of this morass of fundamentalist absurdity.

Intellectual Diplomacy: Deflating a Buzz Word

John Brown | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
John Brown

"Strategic intellectual competitiveness?" What does that jaw-breaker have to do with the pleasures of the mind -- or, indeed, with our new supposedly collaborative, interconnected new world of the 21st century?

Jason Linkins

WATCH: U.K. Labour Leader Miliband Takes Message Discipline To New Heights Of Absurdity | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media

More than 750,000 public employees went on strike in the U.K. last week over proposed austerity measures that would affect their pension system. What ...

WATCH: At The 'Phil Collins Day' Parade

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Apparently, this actually happened. Tuesday was Phil Collins Day, didn't you know? Well 250 parade marchers in Greenpoint, Brooklyn sure took t...

When Was the War of 1812?

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

If Mayor Bloomberg thinks we're cowboys, the least we can do is offer our kids whatever frontier justice we can muster.