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Daily Archives: November 11, 2009

In Berlin, a Peter Hacks Renaissance

by Nathan Thornburgh from the Book Bench of The New Yorker The Wall came down twenty years ago, but when it comes to the East German writer Peter Hacks, the dust is still clearing. The playwright, poet, and occasional author of Communist allegories for children was all but forgotten when he died in 2003. But this past [...]
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Carolee Schneeman // Snows (1967)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3895416&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FSchneemann-Carolee_Snows_1967.flv] “… [Snows] was build out of my anger, outrage, fury and sorrow for the Vietnamese. The performance contained five films whose related content triggered juxtaposition of a winter environment and Vietnam atrocity images.”
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Whilst we’re at it: Out of Kilter

Here’s a blog entry by the conspicuously named Roy Mayall for the London Review Blog: The postal strike is off. You don’t need me to tell you that. What you may not know is how this has affected us posties. I first heard the rumours in the office on Thursday when I got back from my round. [...]
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Night Mail

This is the Night Mail crossing the border, Bringing the cheque and the postal order, Letters for the rich, letters for the poor, The shop at the corner and the girl next door. Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb: The gradient’s against her, but she’s on time. Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder Shovelling white steam over her shoulder, Snorting noisily as she passes Silent [...]
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They the People: Problems of after-globalization

by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ??You have asked for current thinking about different concepts and forms of political collectivity.* If I were speaking as an academic, I would, I suppose, look once again at the implications of ‘multitudes’, as conceived by our colleagues and allies Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt. Speaking as an activist, however, I am [...]
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A Slip of the Tongue

by Peter Foges In 1990, just months after the dismantling of the wall, I was in Berlin as a producer for a weekly PBS show on money and markets. Waiting in my hotel lobby, I’d just derailed my television story for the chance to interview an East German official about the last days of the DDR [...]
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The Problem of Evil

by Tom Clark and Hitler The Wizard makes the argument that our displeasure with the sufferings, pains, discomforts and inconveniences of our state may be attributed to a deficiency of objectivity on our part.  We simply fail to see that when things go wrong in our little corner of the universe, there must inevitably be some [...]
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Second chance for Large Hadron Collider to deliver universe's secrets

by Robin McKie from The Guardian At first glance, the piece of metal in Steve Myers’s hands could be taken for a harmonica or a pen. Only on closer inspection can you make out its true nature. Myers, director of accelerators at the Cern particle physics laboratory outside Geneva, is clutching a section of copper piping from [...]
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