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The Atomization of America and Its Popular Music Culture Todd Rongstad   A significant cultural shift in the American community is underway that is reflected in dramatic form by a comparative consideration of popular music and its cultural processes over the last century. A fundamentally singular popular culture of the twentieth century is atomizing into […]

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What the Market Will Bear, Occupy Wall Street poster by Roger Peet

The Scandal of Democracy Chaotic Thoughts on the Occupied Squares By Pablo Bustinduy Verily at the first Chaos came to be, but next wide-bosomed Earth, the ever-sure foundations of all — Hesiod, Theogony (II 116) Zeteo asked me to write a piece about the relations between Occupy Wall Street and the 15M, a political movement […]

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A Parallel Narrative—Literature, Empire and Region at the Turn of the Twentieth Century A Review By Stephanie Tsank [Click for pdf] Review of: Schmidt, Peter. Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008. Stecopoulos, Harilaos. Reconstructing the World: Southern Fictions and U.S. […]

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Penrhyn Stanlaws, Metropolitan, January 1916

Magazine Cover Images of Motorized Personal Transportation in the 1910s Reflecting and Effecting Changing Times By June S. Knopf Note to Readers: Layout of this piece is being updated. Most of the figures remain to be uploaded. Click for the full collection of images in slightly different order. — March 2016.   The automobile was invented […]

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Finding Ourselves in Oedipus Again and Again Ten views of human agency By William Eaton [Click for pdf] This paper will explore the extent of human agency: our capacity to make effective choices, choices that advance our true interests. It will do this by considering at least ten different readings of Sophocles’s Οἰδίπουσ Τύραννοσ (Oedipus […]

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Elizabeth Bishop and Howard Moss: A Question of Accuracy By Daniel D’Arezzo     Among poets writing in English in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) has emerged as one of the most influential—an influence not only on later generations of poets but on her contemporaries as well. Her oeuvre was not large: she published […]

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Relativity and Quantum Theory in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves By Ian Ettinger In modernist fiction, several novels enfold similarly complex and indeterminate visions of reality. However, Virginia Woolf’s The Waves pushes the notion that reality is not as it appears further than perhaps any other modern novel. Amid the radical reconceptions proposed by physics, The […]

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James Baldwin (young)

“Next Time, the Fire in Giovanni’s Room” The Critical Reception of James Baldwin’s Second Novel in the Black Press By Rachel Corbman   In February of 1950, the most prominent and widely distributed black newspaper, The Pittsburgh Courier, published a supplely illustrated feature article that considered the history and future of African American literature. Penned […]

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“Next Time, the Fire in Giovanni’s Room” The Critical Reception of James Baldwin’s Second Novel in the Black Press By Rachel Corbman   In February of 1950, the most prominent and widely distributed black newspaper, The Pittsburgh Courier, published a supplely illustrated feature article that considered the history and future of African American literature. Penned […]

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February 3, 2018

This is, clearly, a continuing story. In an online article in a new UK magazine, The Amorist, computer science professor Kate Devlin urges that sex bots (and digital assistants, like Siri) shouldn't just be "gynoids"; we should have access to "androids" as well. And then there is my personal experience of drawing from the nude. Increasingly, I find or realize, that breasts now often -- and unfortunately! -- are coming in just one, too-perfect shape. (In the augmentation industry it's called "round," and I believe the most popular fill is on the order of 400ccs.) Are we finding that the simples...

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

“Next Time, the Fire in Giovanni’s Room” The Critical Reception of James Baldwin’s Second Novel in the Black Press By Rachel Corbman   In February of 1950, the most prominent and widely distributed black newspaper, The Pittsburgh Courier, published a supplely illustrated feature article that considered the history and future of African American literature. Penned […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Gun. Pour ses explorations des traductions, vers le français, de la poésie, voir, par example, Translating Dickinson, Poetry as Conversation, et Dylan, Nobel, Paris, Chimes Flashing. Some readers may also find of […]

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

“Next Time, the Fire in Giovanni’s Room” The Critical Reception of James Baldwin’s Second Novel in the Black Press By Rachel Corbman   In February of 1950, the most prominent and widely distributed black newspaper, The Pittsburgh Courier, published a supplely illustrated feature article that considered the history and future of African American literature. Penned […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Sex, Politics—is due out in 2017. His previous, Emily-Dickinson-related, multilingual writing: Translating Dickinson (into French) and Dickinson — Sex, Spanish, Stew. Some readers might also be interested in Beyond […]

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