“To credibly present ecstasy, pure ecstasy, is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time this wasn’t the case. This is what capitalism has done to us all—rendered earnestness—a thing of suspicion and contempt.”
Corruption, capitalism, and death in Puglia.
Not fit for human consumption.
You might be an heir to the throne,
but I’ve abolished the monarchy
before the sun comes out
and washes away the DayGlo.
A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.
Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories
Jewish identity and oppression, at home and abroad.
Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.
Like his older compatriot Mark Leckey, Atkins deftly utilizes syncopated montages of sounds and filmic images to create disturbing and disorienting virtual realities.
Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People and the fantastical realities of life in the Persian Gulf
“Questions that once belonged to the cinematic institution have been set upon the world of spectacle we live in today. These questions belong to all of us now.”
War, worship, and capital in Danniel Schoonebeek’s Trébuchet
Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.
Two interdisciplinary artists tackle the analogies between artistic, moral, and monetary value.
Christos Ikonomou, Rafael Chirbes, and new fiction from the eurozone.
“Somebody takes an idea, then pushes it further. It elevates everybody.”
I am reading a book about brain plasticity while John attempts to hook up an arcane device (DVD player) to our very modern media-viewing system.