Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
My city worries me. The iconic, Disney-sponsored,
"He's provocative, he's controversial and unafraid," they say. "He is a visionary, and he needs to execute that."
Moving sideways, Mike Davis describes one possible future for
Thursday, July 07, 2005
All plots tend to move deathward. This is the nature of plots. Political plots, terrorist plots, lovers’ plots, narrative plots, plots that are part of children’s games. We edge nearer death every time we plot. It is like a contract that all must sign, the plotters as well as those who are the targets of the plot.
And rise this morning to the terrible news from London. What comes next?
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Meanwhile, googling “murderous innovation” (don’t ask) I come across strange gambling pages strung with oddly compelling phrases like, “A global cager rejoices” and “sometimes a cowgirl related to The Parisian hibernates” and “the harpullia is incontestable”. Who is the Parisian?
I believe these are spam pages filled with nonsense sentences designed to attract wayward searchers like myself. Though I could be wrong.
Elsewhere, Jane Dark analyzes the chilling picture of the day.
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Candyland : Big
A) NAFTA : The
B) Ray Harryhausen : 9/11
C) Benny Hill : Romeo Montague
D) Mark David Chapman : Captain Ahab
Friday, July 01, 2005
A long final chapter on literature proclaims its superiority over all other arts. It is the only one capable of reasoning and the only one that can ‘criticise itself’ or indeed criticise anything; it is also the only art capable of moralising.
Is this true? Granted, I haven't read the book, and this paraphrase may depend on missing context, but as it stands it seems outrageously false. Most visual art from the post-war period to the present has been engaged in an ongoing critique of its own practices and assumptions (viz. minimalism, institutional critique, conceptual art), and one could make a case that Jean-Luc Godard's entire oeuvre is critical of other films as well as the medium of film itself.