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  • 10 years ago

    We need to change this poll now, today, because even ignoring its TOTAL INCAPACITY to reflect how music listening has changed over the last 30 years and especially the last seven, it is also STRAIGHT-UP RACIST: even if all the Dicks and Janes and ...

  • 10 years ago

    Being the center of Western cultural history (if never of military-economic dominance), Paris is more like a diorama than a living metropole: the museum of modernity, the monument museum, the museum of museums. This preservationist urge has many i...

  • 10 years ago

    The exclamation point marks a broad joke about cheesy biopix, or perhaps a more specific anxiety about the film's own place in the millennial raft of theoryporn, including the Pierre Bourdieu epic Sociology Is a Combat Sport and not one but two De...

  • 10 years ago

    After the post-Columbus and the modernizing periods, we are in a new era: "Globalization 3.0." It's not only a small world, distance having been vanquished, but perfectly flat; barriers to participation in the global economy have vanished, largely...

  • 10 years ago

    I dislike Gus Van Sant for much the same reason I dislike David Lynch: Everyone I meet at parties loves them and, worse, expects me to love them too, which is to say, loving them is part of the rules about being a certain kind of person. Back when...

  • 10 years ago

    Influenced by Frank O'Hara's avant-pop sensibilities, West German Rolf Dieter Brinkmann's most influential book, Westwärts 1 & 2, was published shortly after his death at 35, in 1975. It included this poem, translated into English for the fir...