New Aesthetics, New Canons

Announcement

DO PEOPLE realize the enormous cultural-media changes now taking place?

One needs to step back and view the bigger picture to fully see the changes. Legacy institutions in steady decline. The rise of often-inadequate-if-not-insane upstarts.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN that a racist nonentity like Nick Fuentes, podcasting out of his mom’s basement while promoting crackpot ideas, can become a national figure?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN that the richest man on the planet buys the most effective social media tool and uses it to decide what will or will not become major news stories?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN that a once-prestigious institution like the British Film Institute comes up with a list of “100 Greatest” movies that’s 100% out-of-step with public taste– as if they’re out to deliberately marginalize/sabotage/dynamite themselves and all current established-and-approved film critics?

These signs mean there are ENORMOUS openings in the culture right now– the opportunity to rethink everything arts related. Which we’re doing in the literary field with new styles of publications, as well as changing the structure of the literary art itself. The good guys (us!) need to pre-empt the bad guys in these changes.

Stay tuned. Much is happening.