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diabolical is a mostly evil newsletter about politics and art, culture and media by Erik Kain. Here you’ll find a critical take on the state of the media , a defense of free speech, and commentary on the sad state of affairs in video game journalism, entertainment journalism and journalism in general.

If you’re looking for a critique of the current “woke” movement from the left—rather than from the identity-politics-driven right—you’ll be right at home. You’ll also find meditations on fandom, art vs the artist, history and much more including reviews of movies, TV shows, books and indie video games. Politics, art, culture, history, sex, satanic rituals—it’s all here at diabolical.

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