Sour times

Bigotry towards the revenant must end. They were once people too.

Art does not imitate life. Art anticipates life. — Jeanette Winterson, Art Objects

It is unfortunate when, in the name of realism, writers and filmmakers impose identitarian constraints on their works.

The War on Christmas: recalling Michel Foucault’s account of the execution of the regicide Damiens in 1757, in December 1951 Father Christmas was hung and then burned at the Cathedral in Dijon. According to a newspaper report quoted by Claude Lévi-Strauss,

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