Related Freeman Articles
Breaking Bad shows exactly how entertainment can become art, and why the distinction matters
OCTOBER 16, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
There's a lot that can be said about Breaking Bad. What's more interesting--and what makes it art--is what our reactions say about each of us.
The latest bizarre rationale for bombing yet another country.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
The Economist really, really wants the United States to bomb Syria. And they really don't want a President asking permission before doing so. Apparently, unlimited power is only a problem when it's the other guy.
AUGUST 07, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Last week, I wrote about location-independent work. Jessica Mans from Life Remotely, which opened my eyes to just how, well … really cool this lifestyle can be, graciously took some time to talk about location independence with us.
Customize Your Life with Location Independence
JULY 31, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Working from wherever you want to be isn't necessarily easy, but taking your happiness into your own hands never is. In exchange for the risk, you get to step away from the forms of bondage--especially to distant, maybe unattainable dreams--that most of us experience on a daily basis.
Crony Capitalism and Stadium Funding
JUNE 12, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Stadium funding deals amount to making some people's leisure-time preferences a matter of law, then forcing everyone to transfer money to the already wealthy.
MAY 09, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
I call Brooklyn home because the emotional cage match between the desires, the emotions, the location, and the city I make of it is too complex--and too personal--to go by any other name.
APRIL 16, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
The Boston Marathon bombings stirred up the trolls. But the same freedom of speech they abuse lets the far-greater number of decent people speak, inquire, trade information, and lend condolences--and that's a reason to feel safer than anything any politician (or conspiracy nut) can say.
APRIL 08, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington team up to present an excellent piece of character development. Then Zemeckis sacrifices all of the nuance for the sake of a tidy ending that presents the State as the realm of the gods.
APRIL 05, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
The bewildering "controversy" over how broadcasters handled Kevin Ware's injury suggests a disturbing inability to sort out facts, stakes, and obligations--or even to distinguish between journalism and voyeurism.