The Diner

The diner was a place of refuge, absolutely, but there was no visible entrance, no way to get in or out. There was a cartoonish, ochre-coloured door at the back of the painting, leading perhaps into a grimy kitchen. But from the street, the room was sealed: an urban aquarium, a glass cell

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Matthew Albertell
A man swinging a sword in the dark. Aimless.

A man swinging a sword in the dark. Aimless. His hands grow weary, the sword lays on the ground more often than not. The power of every thrust comes from utter exhaustion. As if each one comes from a place of desperation. Something vicious comes close. It is invisible. It never hits the man but it always comes close. It waits til he is exhausted. It waits til the sword slips from the grip of the man.

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Matthew Albertell
This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

During the lead up to World War I, unchecked propaganda from all sides in the news reached a fever-pitch, with every belligerent participating in a massive fight for public opinion. By the end of the war it was clear that information warfare was a powerful weapon — it could raise armies, incite violent mobs, and destabilize whole nations.

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