Off Topic: What I Learned About Myself This Week from Pittsburgh Sports Radio

This has been a profoundly disturbing week for all members of the Penn State community, of which I consider myself part. I put in two tours of duty at the university, where I earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Fine Arts Degree. I also worked as a Graduate Assistant for a couple…

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Is Satire Possible if the Signifier is Truly Dead?

The world may never know! However, Davis Schneiderman's literal-satirical, quasi-Dadaist deconstructions perhaps best the opaque dead-end offerings of monsieur Derrida(da) by virtue of a direct appeal to the senses and a nostalgic harkening to a 1970s Saturday Night Live comic sensibility. Here, Schneiderman is joined by the late Raymond Federman and Lidia Yuknavitch for a…