• The Selfie Poet

    Counter Currents - Aug 9th 2022 9:43am EDT (Archive)

    Rolleiflex selfie of Philip Larkin and Monica Jones in Paignton, Devon, circa 1957. (From Andrew Motion’s Philip Larkin: A Writer’s Life, 1993.) 1,575 words This essay is part of a commemoration of Philip Larkin’s birthday. — Ed. He’s been dead for 37 years, but the Philip Larkin literary industry keeps burbling along, fueled by a […]

  • Philip Larkin on Jazz: Invigorating Disagreeableness

    Counter Currents - Aug 9th 2022 9:34am EDT (Archive)

    Philip Larkin 3,158 words The writer Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was born on August 9, 1922, and this essay is part of a commemoration of his birthday. — Ed. Reading the jazz criticism of the poet Philip Larkin today, the most noticeable feature is how much of the music he did not like. His antipathy towards […]

  • The Worst Week Yet: July 31-August 6, 2022

    Counter Currents - Aug 8th 2022 8:59am EDT (Archive)

    Christopher Forth is a white dude at the University of Kansas who will soon be offering his students courses in “Angry White Male Studies.” 2,484 words Whoopi Goldberg and Stacey Abrams Say God Gave Women Free Will to Abort Their Fetuses Have there ever been two more pugnaciously undesirable black women on this multicolored planet […]

  • This Weekend’s Livestreams Ask Me Anything on Counter-Currents Radio & Anthony Bavaria on The Writers’ Bloc

    Counter Currents - Aug 6th 2022 1:08pm EDT (Archive)

    305 words On Saturday, August 6, 2022, Greg Johnson will do a solo Ask Me Anything on Counter-Currents Radio and maybe revisit some classics from the vault. Counter-Currents Radio starts at noon PST, 3 pm EST, and 9 pm CET on: DLive: https://dlive.tv/Counter-Currents Odysee: https://odysee.com/@countercurrents/ccradio Send questions & donations to Entropy: entropystream.live/countercurrents On Sunday, August […]

  • The Counter-Currents 2022 Fundraiser Raising Our Spirits

    Counter Currents - Aug 5th 2022 9:44am EDT (Archive)

    Franz von Stuck, The Spirit of Victory 949 words This year, Counter-Currents is raising $300,000. Since our fundraiser started on March 10th, we have raised $111,190.30, which is 37% of our goal. I want to thank all of those who have given so far, and I want to share Howe Abbott-Hiss’s thoughts on why you […]

  • Remembering Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859–February 19, 1952)

    Counter Currents - Aug 4th 2022 9:10am EDT (Archive)

    445 words Knut Hamsun was born Knut Pedersen in Lom, Norway on August 4, 1859. He died in Grimstad, Norway, on February 19, 1952. The author of more than twenty novels, plus poems, short stories, plays, and essays, Hamsun was one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers. His rejection of both Romanticism and naturalism, […]

  • Your Donations at Work New Improvements at Counter-Currents

    Counter Currents - Aug 4th 2022 4:18am EDT (Archive)

    760 words I have always been a slow adopter of anything newfangled. It think that is smart. The whiz kids behind the latest app or miracle vaccine don’t know it all. They can’t foresee everything, so they can’t plan for everything. Truth only emerges with time, by trial and error. So if it ain’t broke, […]

  • Tito Perdue’s Cynosura

    Counter Currents - Aug 3rd 2022 11:18am EDT (Archive)

    You can buy Tito Perdue’s novel Cynosura here. 1,140 words Tito Perdue Cynosura San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2016 Having been reared in the orbit of a major East Coast city around the turn of the century, it’s a stretch to say that I’d ever get enjoyment out of a 1950s, Tennessee-set love story; but here […]

  • Hunter S. Thompson: The Father of Fake News, Part 4

    Counter Currents - Aug 3rd 2022 10:25am EDT (Archive)

    Thompson when he was running for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado in 1970. 3,735 words Part 4 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 3 here) 4. Father of Fake News – or OT (Original Troll)? . . . The Myth of the Golfing Douchebag I have discovered the secret of writing fiction, calling it impressionistic […]

  • Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 472 Hwitgeard on The Writers’ Bloc

    Counter Currents - Aug 3rd 2022 8:53am EDT (Archive)

    528 words / 2:11:42 The Writers’ Bloc had their good friend Hwitegeard over for a friendly, low-intensity chinwag with host Nick Jeelvy, where they also answered listener questions, and it is now available for download and online listneing. Topics discussed include: 00:07:00 How does one speak Anglo-Saxon and what does it sound like? 00:08:30 Anglo-Saxon […]