killing-joke

The Killing Joke and Philosophy

The Killing Joke and Philosophy By Matthew William Brake Written in 1988 by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke is one of the most iconic Joker stories ever written. Directors Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan, not insignificant figures in the history of the Batman movie franchise, were both influenced by it,…

Threw it on the ground

“I Ain’t Gonna Be Part of Your System!” Lonely Island, Bernie Sanders, and Faux-Revolutionaries

“I Ain’t Gonna Be Part of Your System!” Lonely Island, Bernie Sanders, and Faux-Revolutionaries By Matthew William Brake This has been a wild election season. The Republican Party has allowed the worst caricature of its own populist impulses to become its nominee. And for its part, the Democratic Party has chosen Hillary Clinton—an establishment, left-leaning, and…