The Sleep Well Beast

–by Joshua Beane– The first time I heard The National, I was standing on Summers Street in Charleston, waiting to meet a friend for lunch. As my friend approached me, she removed her earbuds and I asked her what she was listening to. She responded that it was The National’s …

Get Found: Qiet, Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Philosophy of Exaltation

–by Joshua Beane– “God is dead.” After all these years, people still misunderstand Nietzsche’s declaration. What the great philosopher meant to say is that god is simply not relevant to modern people; they no longer have a moral and ethical framework that is supported solely by supernatural fiat. Nietzsche is …