Contributing writer for The Artifice.
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The Underwoods as Liberal in "House of Cards"
They scrap. They fight. They backstab. They even kill. They also are supposedly liberal, proving woefully inept at actually carrying across consistent legislation but crafty and deadly in the underworkings of the American political sphere. How are the Underwoods exactly liberal?
My roommate of two years in college constantly played this game. I’ve heard all of the lingo and listened to him for hours trying to convince my friends and I to play. I never have and probably never will, but I still respect how large and important it has become.
I have read both Infinite Jest and The Pale King. Struggles at times, but there are passages that are better than anything I’ve read or think I’ll ever read. Both have powerful, deeply intense sections that clearly show what Foster Wallace thought and went through on a daily basis.
I don’t think anything can ever match “The Constant.” It took a supporting character and his story, incorporated all of the best things about “Lost,” and had an absolute bomb of an ending. I rewatch that final phone call ever now and then.