If anything, viewing my admissions file was a reassuring yet somewhat haunting reminder of the human nature of institutions.
Most books should be journal articles, and most journal articles should be footnotes. You get the point: Most columns should be tweets.
I saw hope, hope that even the most rigid and demonic notions — the vigilante, or the mad(man), or the villain — could be resuscitated. And in this project of resuscitation lies the power of low art. Just as the stale and hyper-rationality of Batman could be transformed into a subversive paean to the power of transness, so too can pleasure, ugliness, and minstrelsy be transformed into vehicles of liberation.