Equilibrium and The Realism of Foolishness

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) I recently got to see Equilibrium (2002), a movie best described as “a dystopian art film with gun-fu.” We follow the story of John Preston (Christian Bale), an … Continue reading

Creativity, Conspiracy, and Motivation

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) In my previous blog post, I noted conspiracy theorists easily fit into my model of Creative Types. Because various presentations and forms of conspiracy thought fit … Continue reading

Creative Paths And Conspiracy

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) Last post, I stated that conspiracy theories are creative acts, even if they have malicious or pathological motivation. It’s essential to realize this because seeing them … Continue reading

Politics and Art: Power Gently Resting In The Palm Of Your Hand

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) Let’s get this out of the way: Politics definitely belongs in art. People are inevitably political; we form alliances and tribes, we try to figure out … Continue reading

Making Friends As An Adult

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) I saw this fascinating Tweet thread when @itsashleyoh asked how people make friends as adult. This is something that’s often troubled me after college, and is … Continue reading