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15 08, 2019

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

By |2019-08-15T16:22:41+00:00August 15th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Featured|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 |2019-08-09T11:42:16+00:00August 8th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Featured|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.

4 05, 2016

Silence as Speech: Reading Sor Juana’s Primero Sueño in the Light of her Final Silence

By |2019-08-08T14:39:33+00:00May 4th, 2016|Arts & Letters, Featured, Theory|7 Comments

Sor Juana’s silence is difficult to “read,” but it is easy to hear. What can it show us about the way the absence of speech can itself be a mode of participation in public discourse?