Articles by Haystack


I’m not a fan of Pepe the Frog, even apart from his appropriation by the alt-right, but I’m nonetheless fascinated by the blockchain-supported digital art market that’s emerged to facilitate the (surprisingly…


All corporations are creepy, but Amazon is uniquely so. Perhaps its the Borg-like inevitability with which it converts your friends and family into excessively loyal Prime subscribers, or the Brave New World…


Whereas materialists suppose mind to be the product of electrical activity within the brain, dualists are enticed by the idea of the brain as a receiver. These views are often presented in false dichotomy, reflecting the…



If we’d like government to catch up sooner rather than later, the solution is not to activate the other side’s lizard brain with fiery arguments and ridicule; the solution is to play to our strengths by moving the ship forward.


Hillary’s vampirism would moreover release her from the burden of most public appearances, freeing up time to actually govern. She wouldn’t need to posture in front of the debris of fallen buildings



Jacob Bohme demonstrates the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram: “As a form of prayer the invoking ritual should be used in the morning, the banishing in the evening. As a protection…




Writing for Wired, Jonah Lehrer suggests that beauty is a form of curiosity that exists in response to sensation: But why does beauty exist? What’s the point of marveling at a Rembrandt…











Seymour Hersh’s investigation into the real events surrounding bin Laden’s death not only makes the government look bad, it also shows-up the news media who have been its patsy for years. Accordingly, their response to…