About Brian Michael Murphy

Brian Michael Murphy is a poet, Ph.D. Candidate and Presidential Fellow at Ohio State. Follow him @raisedbymovies

Basic Instructions for Being Human

These days, I’m thinking much about my love for liberal education and the ways in which it continues to be relevant in the world of screens, as the virtual begins to feel more real than the real. I find myself…

Catching Up on Bestsellers

As a kid, I never read novels, graphic or otherwise. My brother read comic books, choose-your-adventure stories, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, an assortment of Afrocentric tomes from Black Arts Plus, down on Parsons Avenue, and more. A good friend of mine,…

Earl Sweatshirt’s Bookshelf, and Time

Bookshelves do funny things to time. In a recent clip, rapper Earl Sweatshirt lets FADER TV tour his Hollywood bachelor pad. In a Cribs send-up, he guides the camera through his “hand-crafted closet,” a close-up of his “exquisite trash,” while…

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