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Slavoj Zizek: Catastrophic But Not Serious

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Tariq Ali: From Cairo to Madison – The Arab Revolution and a World in Motion

Tariq Ali: From Cairo to Madison – The Arab Revolution and a World in Motion from N Alexander on Vimeo.
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Cornelius Castoriadis interviewed

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Peter Hallward on “Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment”

from Democracy Now Haitian President Rene Preval said Sunday that the death toll from the earthquake could reach 300,000 once all the bodies are recovered from the rubble. We speak to Peter Hallward, professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University. “Unless prevented by renewed popular mobilisation in both Haiti and beyond, the perverse international emphasis [...]
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Slavoj Žižek – Living in the End Times

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Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, The Law, and Poetry (2006) // by Paul Chan

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4433985&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FChan_Paul_Lynne_Stewart_2006.flv] On February 10, 2005, Lynne Stewart was convicted of providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy. She is the first lawyer to be convicted of aiding terrorism in the United States. Stewart faces thirty years of prison and will be sentenced in September 2006. Untitled… is a video portrait of Stewart. The video focuses on [...]
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Evangelicalism and the Contemporary Intellectual

A panel discussion with Malcolm Gladwell, Christine Smallwood, and James Wood, moderated by Caleb Crain. Watch here.
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Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the "War on Terror"

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Bill Viola: Anthem (1983)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4070064&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FViola-Bill_Anthem.flv] The Anthem, in Israeli religion, is a chorus sung, repetitively, between each verse of a psalm. The piece centers on a single piercing scream and on the extension of this scream by a little girl eleven years old under the engine shed at Union Railroad Station in Los Angeles. This initial cry, which only lasts [...]
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Žižek – BBC HARDTALK interview

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Slavoj Žižek – We’re only human: Ideology in Holywood today

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Peter Kirby // John Baldessari: Some Stories (1990)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3975448&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FKirby_Peter_John+Baldessari_1990.flv] Directed and Edited by Peter Kirby Director of Photography: Harry Dawson Produced by Media Art Services length 28:14 Presented without commentary, this film reveals the thinking behind his work and provides clues to the understanding of the artist’s paintings, photographic work and books. What emerges is a portrait of a thoughtful, quietly rebellious artist who has influenced a [...]
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Ulysses // by Joseph Strick

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Wallace Berman // Aleph (1958-1976)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3964289&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FBerman-Wallace_Aleph_1958-1976.flv] “Aleph is an artist’s meditation on life, death, mysticism, politics, and pop culture. In an eight-minute loop of film, Wallace Berman uses Hebrew letters to frame a hypnotic, rapid-fire montage that captures the go-go energy of the 1960s. Aleph includes stills of collages created using a Verifax machine, Eastman Kodak’s precursor to the photocopier. [...]
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Jean-Luc Godard interviews Woody Allen

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Shlomo Sand and Avi Shlaim in conversation at the Frontline Club

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Carolee Schneeman // Snows (1967)

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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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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

In his masterpiece, S21: the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), Cannes prize winner Rithy Panh brings together former torturers and survivors of the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh (code named S21). S21is a tour of the site by those who remember it as a working machine in which 17,000 people were killed. Through meticulously [...]
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Slavoj Žižek – First as Tragedy, Then As Farce

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