Category: Mark Stephen Jendrysik

“See this possible future and be in it” Bjork’s Utopia

Bjork’s Utopia as Utopia Mark Stephen Jendrysik Bjork’s Utopia is a challenge to our times. In our current age, calling anything “utopia” flies in the face of the prevailing ethos. In an era beset with pronouncements of doom using the word utopia in anything but an ironic sense might seem

What is a Dive Bar?

As the weather turns cold and evenings come just a bit sooner, it seems timely to reflect on the character of “a local.” The local dive bar is as ancient as settlements, and Mark Jendrysik, offers a reflective definition of these iconic places in the American landscape. What is a

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