Archive for 'Culture'
Why won’t extraterrestrials communicate with us?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un recently machine-gunned his former girlfriend, a pop singer.
Is the man of the future filled with animals? No, but the poet must find a new language to express what he has seen and felt.
Walter Benjamin predicts the Internet, cloud-sourced revolution, and beyond.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 20 August 2013.
The 1910s were a surprisingly radical time. Gangs of footloose youth roamed the countryside, and theories of homoerotic bonding were embraced by progressives and nationalists alike.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 23 July 2013.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of recent days.
Viewed purely in terms of dramatic potential, doesn’t Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s story contain far more human interest than the stories of his victims — who are, after all, only part of the story by tragic accident, rather than through choices they themselves made?
“When I see the pictures of Kyenge I cannot but think of…the features of an orangutan.”