Category Archives: Letters

IN VAIN, BY GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS

Dear ONION, Your friend Artichoke is going on hiatus. I’m sorry I didn’t write this letter sooner. I meant to write it almost immediately after November 9, but I never actually had the time until just now. Advertisements

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THE ENDING TO MRS. CALIBAN

This will only really make full sense if you have read Rachel Ingalls’ Mrs. Caliban. This contains no summary of the book. This is largely a discussion of its ending. I read Mrs. Caliban ten days ago in a single … Continue reading

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A BASIC DICHOTOMY

Dear ONION, Your most recent letter got me thinking about the way our mainstream/internet culture has been using the term Basic over the past year or two – the 2015/2016 era – and why being called Basic seems to sting … Continue reading

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BASICALLY BITCHY ONION

My most dear Zanuda, ARTICHOKE, The idea that basic isn’t exactly the kindest thing to call another person is not new– Buzzfeed had an article on why it shouldn’t be used way back in, like, 2013, and I’m not going … Continue reading

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THE GREAT MIDWEST

Dear Artichoke, I’ve been thinking about what you wrote about Zanudaism. I’m real curious to know who this acquaintance is (just tell me), but I found the idea in general quite interesting, of course. You’ve told me about Zanudas before, … Continue reading

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ZANUDA

Dear ONION, When having tea with my cousins this past weekend, I was describing an acquaintance who tells fascinating stories, and who is so interesting to listen to – if you have nowhere else to be for the next hour. … Continue reading

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BREXIT AND AGATHA CHRISTIE

Dear ONION, Since Brexit, the number of reported hate crimes in England has skyrocketed. More worryingly, this uptick has been going strong for a month.[1] It has not yet abated. And, of course, there is that flood of personal anecdotes … Continue reading

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