Archive for November, 2019

Shinkichi Takahashi – Contemporary Japanese Master – YouTube

Females | Alexander R. Galloway

Females

Source: Females | Alexander R. Galloway

RESISTING THE REORDERING OF LIFE ON EARTH – Society & Space

Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation, Juno Salazar Parreñas, 2018, Durham NC, Duke University Press, 184 pp., US$26.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8223-7077-2

Source: RESISTING THE REORDERING OF LIFE ON EARTH – Society & Space

Paul Celan, notes on the encounter | Bebrowed’s Blog

      SO MANY CONSTELLATIONS that
      are held out to us. I was,
      when I looked at you- when? -
      outside by
      the other worlds

      O these ways, galactic,
      O this hour, that weighed
      nights for us over into
      the burden of our names. It is,
      I know, not true
      that we lived, there moved,
      blindly, no more than a breath between
      there and not-there, and at times
      our eyes whirred comet-like
      towards things extinguished, in chasms,
      and where they had burnt out,
      splendid with teats stood Time
      on which already grew up
      and down and away all that
      on which already grew up
      is or was or will be-,

      I know,
      I know and you know, we knew,
      we did not know, we
      were there, after all, and not there
      and at times when 
      only the void stood between us we got
      all the way to each other.

– Paul Celan

‘Soviel Gestirne’ form the ‘Die Niemandsrose’ collection in 1963, Michael Hamburger translation

The notion of encounter is a key part of the Meridian address and a major theme in Celan’s later work. It’s also quite complex so I’ll start with its use in the Meridian speech and…

Source: Paul Celan, notes on the encounter | Bebrowed’s Blog

Ocasio-Cortez knocks Buttigieg: He has adopted a ‘GOP talking point’ on education | TheHill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) knocked Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg for using what she called a “GOP talking point” to take aim at proposals for tuition-free public college.

Source: Ocasio-Cortez knocks Buttigieg: He has adopted a ‘GOP talking point’ on education | TheHill

O.K., Mayor: Why 37-Year-Old Pete Buttigieg Is Attracting Boomers

© Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Though older voters are drawn to Mr. Buttigieg, he is struggling to attract voters on the opposite end of the spectrum, those closer to his own age.

Source: O.K., Mayor: Why 37-Year-Old Pete Buttigieg Is Attracting Boomers

Stop Saying That Impeachment Is Political

Donald Trump claims executive power, but he also claims an arbitrary power to act without any system of law or procedure to constrain him.

Photograph by Al Drago / Bloomberg / Getty

Source: Stop Saying That Impeachment Is Political