Author Archives: Sean Murphy

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

Taxi Driver: 40 Thoughts for 40 Years

Taxi Driver may be the most important American film, and 40 years later, it still talks to us. Continue reading




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Three Perfect Albums, Ten Years Later

Three career defining albums by three very different artists, reappraised ten years later.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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?




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Hard To Get Over Lonely People

All these overlooked lives: are they the symptom or the antidote for that feeling you can’t constrain?




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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.




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