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22 05, 2020

How Self-Care Is Turning Into Self-Indulgence

By |2020-05-22T16:55:54+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured|0 Comments

To imply, in an absolutist fashion, that we can think or act our way out of suffering presents a bootstraps mentality to mental health. It’s a Kanye West-esque view on suffering that, like Paltrow’s products, is both useless and dangerous. And when this view is widely propagated by those of profound privilege—the view that suffering is a choice—it reveals the narrowness of its applicability.

16 05, 2020

Being without Borders: examining popular philosophies of illness and the biopolitics of pandemic

By |2020-05-16T03:13:11+00:00May 16th, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured, Theory|0 Comments

From our lockdowns we glimpse once more, at least on a biological level, the chaotic ‘state of nature’ laid out by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan; a life underscored by the continual ‘fear and danger of a violent death’, in which ‘every man is an enemy to every man’.

12 05, 2020

Thoughts Within the Coronising Siege

By |2020-05-25T15:55:31+00:00May 12th, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured, Practice, Theory|1 Comment

This is the 2nd pandemia of global capitalocene (1st was/is the temperature and sea-level rise, but it's so slow banks don't worry).  So we’re in kinda „medical pre-fascism,“ for the rulers a very welcome excuse for the future: only police and pass-holders on the streets, no unruly demonstrators, approaching total control

13 09, 2019

Trump Forecasts Hurricane Dorian to Return and Decimate All 50 States

By |2019-09-13T15:04:41+00:00September 13th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Practice|0 Comments

Washington, D.C. - After swiping at the Eastern seaboard of the United States and then heading out to the Canadian Maritimes last week, Hurricane Dorian will be coming back with a vengeance, according to Meteorologist-in-Chief, Donald Trump.

15 08, 2019

Woodstock Turns 50: Behind the Curtain with John Morris, Head of Production

By |2019-08-23T14:00:33+00:00August 15th, 2019|Arts & Letters|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

8 08, 2019

A Tribute to D.A. Pennebaker

By |2019-08-23T14:00:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|Arts & Letters|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

25 07, 2019

Freud, Woodstock, and Crowd Behavior

By |2019-08-08T14:38:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Theory|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

18 07, 2019

A Search for Meaning: The Hemingway Hero & Fifty-Grand

By |2019-08-08T14:39:49+00:00July 18th, 2019|Arts & Letters|4 Comments

Pinker points to both the origin and function of a code of conduct that became the Western view of masculinity. ... the biological realities of the male species could be best and most productively served through the attainment and development of specific virtues. 

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