Author Archives: Sean Murphy

About Sean Murphy

SEAN MURPHY (@bullmurph) is the author of Not To Mention a Nice Life and the best-selling memoir Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone. He's a columnist for PopMatters and writes frequently about the technology industry. His work has also appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, The Village Voice, AlterNet, Web Del Sol, Punchnel’s, and Northern Virginia Magazine. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes and AdAge. Check him out at seanmurphy.net

Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Bern

Memo to the implacable and petulant Bernie Bros: if Hillary is good enough for your hero, she’s good enough for you. Continue reading

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50 Bullet Points Concerning America’s Gun Psychosis

If you’re still alive, you’re not Orlando. Do something. Do anything. Continue reading

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“20 Minutes of Action” Warrants More than 15 Minutes of Outrage

More than the proverbial teaching moment, Mr. Turner’s anti-epiphany (twenty minutes of action!) is sui generis; it’s so wrong it’s a paradoxical but perfect gift. Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws: 46 Infallible Observations on the Occasion of Turning 46

After 46 spins around the sun, you probably haven’t had an especially worthwhile time if you don’t have some opinions you’re willing to stand by. Continue reading

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Talking Trees

What can a series of ancient trees, stripped bare before their spring flowering disguises them, tell us about themselves — and ourselves? Continue reading

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Bernin’ For You

People get enthusiastic about what they never knew was possible, and Bernie’s support thus far has already proven that. Continue reading

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How To Vote Right: Carly Fiorina

She did it with HP, and she can do it with America! Continue reading

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How To Vote Right: Ted Cruz

Here’s an idea: instead of the man we’d like to share a beer with, how about electing the guy we’d like to punch in the face? Continue reading

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How To Vote Right: Ben Carson

Ben Carson is the antidote for a country that thinks too much and believes too little. Continue reading

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David Bowie: The Man Who Owned the World

David Bowie didn’t merely innovate; he wrought aesthetic and stylistic changes and, like an irrepressible Pied Piper, people followed him wherever he went. Continue reading

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O’Connor and Coltrane: Saints of American Art

Flannery O’Connor wanted to jolt you with the violent shock of recognition, in the service of artistic if not spiritual consecration; Coltrane wanted to transcend the insanity altogether, altering consciousness through a profoundly moving colloquy. Continue reading

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Over/Under the Volcano

When it comes to alcohol, as soon as you stop feeling the pain, it’s because you’re no longer feeling much of anything. Continue reading

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