What this is

We’re doing this a little like Trump. We’re just gonna do it and figure out the details later. This is going to be a place where we write about politics and culture honestly, by people with real opinions. It will not be a positivity factory for sensitive little snowflakes. Unlike the traditional media, or really everywhere, we will not be biased by political affiliations or give in to neoliberal politically correct group think ideology. And unlike the alt-right and conservative Murdoch media, we won’t trade in bullshit, fear and conspiracy. Our goal is to look at the illusion our world has become, dissect it and express all the gamut of emotions at our disposal. I, Jesse Bogner, will edit and fact-check everything meticulously so as not to bore our readers, or profit off bad information and stupidity.

Content will be judged on the basis of its merit. All submissions are welcome.

Submit to jesse@usetheillusion.com




Jesse bogner

Founder & Editor in Chief

One of the founders of the now defunct selfportrait.net, Jesse Bogner is a twenty nine year old author, screenwriter and journalist. His memoir and social critique, The Egotist, has been translated into four languages. In 2013, he moved from New York City, where he was born and raised, abandoning a decadent lifestyle chockfull of substance abuse, to study Kabbalah in Israel. His work  has been featured in The Huffington Post,  The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel. He has been featured in misleading articles from media outlets including CNN, Wired Magazine and others. He is currently writing a novel.