It seems to me that one of the reasons a voluntary, and market-driven society produces so much anxiety, is that relationships are constantly being being negotiated.
Slavoj Zizek commented on the “Gangham Style” phenomenon at a recent lecture in Vermont. He makes the case that the hysteria surrounding the phenomenon is a form of spirituality that creates its own kind of sacred space, It's disgusting, so you have to watch it 40 or 50 times a day. It makes fun of
I sometimes feel a bit embarrassed to play guitar. There's something --I don't want to sound ungrateful --but there's something very old-fashioned and traditional about it. You meet kids today whose grandparents were in punk bands. It's very old and traditional, but then, so is an orchestra and so is a string section. ... [It's]
OMBRE's "Believe You Me" is the latest release from forward thinking Asthmatic Kitty Records, also home to other great artist like Sufjan Stevens and The Welcome Wagon. This review is set to be published on PopMatters.com within the next few week. Stream the entire album here while you read the review! Album Review: OMBRE "Believe You Me"
This is a really important article. "Is Food the New Sex?" by Mary Eberstadt
I get the feeling that a lot of us, privileged Americans, as we enter our early 30s, have to find a way to put away childish things and confront stuff about spirituality and value...It seems to me that the intellectualization and aestheticizing of principles and values in this country is one of the things that's
We are the wanderers We are the confused We are the pregnant; struggling to give birth We are the stimulated We are the despair We are the story less We are the profane We are the sacred We are the friendless We are the fatherless We are the overactive conscience; honest, with a gun to
We live in a post-authentic world. -Bruce Springsteen (during keynote address at SXSW 2012) What cannot be said must be passed over in silence. But what cannot be said is most important of all. -Ludwig Wittgenstein Discarnate man is not compatible with an incarnate Church. -Marshall McLuhan Promote what you love instead of bashing what
When I was growing up many of my elders loved to read biographies. I remember seeing quite a few Lee Ioccoca and Winston Churchhill biographies laying around on coffee tables, and even more in the 25 cent bin at neighborhood garage sales. I don't like reading biographies and never have. Part three of "Everything is
TV on the Radio is currently the coolest band in the USA, they just don’t know it. And that is precisely what makes them so cool. Their new album Nine Types of Light doesn't come across like it was made by rock-stars, or even “wanna be” rock-stars. Nine Types of Light is a perfect example