Category Archives: Aaron

The Diner

Could this possibly have been the Western Dream? A wife and husband slaving over a stove day and night, and for once the literary usage of “enslavement” feels apt; they are always there, glued inexorably to that grill top, adhered … Continue reading

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Wasting my time, and maybe yours.

On November 1st I sat down at my computer and attempted to just write until the words came to their natural conclusion. What follows is the result: First day of the month; first stab at a free write. This is … Continue reading

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Patente et Machin

Patente et Machin is happily lambasted by the Trip Advisor community for its hipster proclivities, a title both well-earned and tremendously unfair. The staff kindly make allowance for my English, going so far as to take five full minutes to give … Continue reading

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The Loss of Silence

While part of me wonders how best to describe this to you, I think it’s safe to assume that anyone can immediately grasp the maddening truth of it: My left ear has been hearing a high-pitched whistling sound, something akin … Continue reading

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Tell Me How Much You Care

In the dwindling space of your day, in those precious few moments before your iPhone’s battery saps itself of all usefulness, tell me how much you really care. In the wake of the Bangladesh clothing fire – as pure a … Continue reading

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By Our Own Hands

A hypothetical futurist vision: Above every home floats a drone. Controlled from a centralized interface that is connected to the customer’s phone (or futuristic equivalent phone device), the drone is able to scan the faces and bodies of everyone approaching … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’

Sophisticated Pulp. It’s the name of this blog, and in so being, a statement not of intent but of taste. There’s a wonderful quote by the famous film critic Pauline Kael that goes: “Movies are so rarely great art that … Continue reading

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