Alee Karim

Writer, journo, composer, fretted string instrumentalist. Okay at computers, bad at drawing. Stuff lives at: http://aleekarim.com


The Number of the Dead


“It disturbs me to hear an equivocal amount expressed for mass deaths: nearly 3000, over 20,000, tens of thousands, and so on. Accumulate the wailings of the brothers…


There, But Not There: Intertextual Encounters with Blade Runner

Or, Creating New Stories From The Stories of Philip K. Dick


Notes on Race in the Wake of the Boston Marathon


First off, I’m an American. News of the bombing in Boston this past April made my heart alternately race and sink. People were hurt and…


On Bolaño’s ‘2666' and Elevator Pitches


If you traffic in ideas for a living, chances are high that you don’t like those ideas until you can translate them into Elevator Pitches. I’m not…

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Opinions and observations on politics, culture, and the shared experience of living.


The Number of the Dead


“It disturbs me to hear an equivocal amount expressed for mass deaths: nearly 3000, over 20,000, tens of thousands, and so on. Accumulate the wailings of the brothers…