Archive for September, 2016

Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art | The Nation

Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2
Max Planck IPP, Garching
2009

Cat. 10181
Chromogenic print
141,6 x 176,0 cm

EXHIBITED: KHZ, KND, MSP

I had not been aware before now of the concept of the micro-trend. Natasha Stagg explains it as something that “doesn’t last the time it generally takes to be recognized as a proper trend.

Source: Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art | The Nation

Berlin Biennale | The Present in Drag

 

Source: Berlin Biennale | The Present in Drag

Thousands to receive basic income in Finland: a trial that could lead to the greatest societal transformation of our time | Demos Helsinki

Finland is about to launch an experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2,000–3,000 citizens already on unemployment benefits will begin to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros (approx. $600). That basic income will replace their existing benefits. The amount is the same as the current guaranteed minimum level of Finnish social security support. The pilot study, running for two years in 2017-2018, aims to assess whether basic income can help reduce poverty, social exclusion, and bureaucracy, while increasing the employment rate. The Finnish government introduced its […]

Source: Thousands to receive basic income in Finland: a trial that could lead to the greatest societal transformation of our time | Demos Helsinki

How to Think Like Shakespeare – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Illustration by Mathew McFarren

Twenty-first-century students would benefit from 16th-century habits of mind.

Source: How to Think Like Shakespeare – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Debate moderators unveiled | TheHill

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This year’s presidential debates will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, Fox News’s Chris Wallace, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz.

Source: Debate moderators unveiled | TheHill

How Hillary Clinton [inadvertently]helped create what she later called the ‘vast rig ht-wing conspiracy’ – The Washington Post

Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr talks to the media outside his offices in Little Rock on Feb. 18, 1997. (Jeff Mitchell/Reuters)

The Clintons’ aversion to transparency, as well as their tendency to skirt the rules and play close to the legal and ethical line, have made it easier for their enemies.

Source: How Hillary Clinton helped create what she later called the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ – The Washington Post

F.B.I. Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Files – The New York Times

Hillary Clinton speaking at an American Legion convention in Cincinnati this week. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

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Her comments were largely consistent with what she has said publicly about the email controversy in recent weeks – although Republicans maintain that she has contradicted her earlier testimony to Congress on a number of key points.

Source: F.B.I. Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Files – The New York Times

Poem: “Huk-Huk” By Robin Coste Lewis – BuzzFeed News

 

huk-huk

The dogs do not speak English
So you curse each one in French,

Trying to crack your new virgin
Whip – a finely scraped strip of dried walrus

Hide. But there’s no snap.
Nobody cringes.

If you could speak Inuktitut, you would
Hear the King Dog cackling

At your attempts. You could understand
Ikwah’s and Analka’s silence,

Inside of which they ponder how a man
Who commands such a vast wooden ship

Can’t convince a dog team to huk-huk
Not even an inch, yet still believes

He can survive one year on the ice
Trudging north toward – of all things – just

More ice. Between the private flakes
Of falling snow, and their secret discussions

On Beauty, a royal crown of bitches
Toss and purr, rolling onto their backs

Eyes wet and wide, smiling
At their King, waiting for his cue.

Source: Poem: “Huk-Huk” By Robin Coste Lewis – BuzzFeed News

Public Books — Sex and Socialism

Muriel Lester. Source: Princeton University Press

Three recent books tell the stories of four women whose lives both absorbed and propelled the vast, multifaceted socialist movement in Britain from 1870 to 1920: Lizzie Burns, Nellie Dowell, Muriel Lester, and Eleanor Marx. Together, their lives reveal the centrality of patriarchy to capitalism, a fact that capitalism’s early critics did not themselves grasp.

Source: Public Books — Sex and Socialism

Anne Carson · Poem: Wrong Norma · LRB 8 September 2016

Source: Anne Carson · Poem: Wrong Norma · LRB 8 September 2016