Fuminori Tadaki

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Conspiracies, Climate, and the New Dark Age: an extract from my book about Technology and the End of the Future

Hello, I’ve written a book. <i>New Dark Age</i> is a book about technology, knowledge, and the end of the future. It’s published by Verso, and you can buy it …

Comic Books

>Parallax Conference (2018)<

Parallax - The Dependence of Reality on Its Subjective Constitution<p><b>Abstract:</b><p>The concept parallax refers to the apparent displacement in the position …

Parallax

Slavoj Žižek: EU must create a new world order to stop Donald Trump

While most other western leaders fiddle and seethe, Donald Trump powers ahead as bully-in-chief. A genuine new world order is the only way to stop …

Operation Finale – An exhibit review

The Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting another traveling spy-themed exhibit following up on its successful hosting several years ago of <b>Spies,</b> …

Art

Stand Against the Destruction of the Georg Lukács Archives

<i>First posted at</i> mereiszakkoli.wordpress.com. The man, who wants to act, has not really huge opportunity for action. But there is no moment, when one …

University of London

With booby-traps, right-wing shock jocks and danger on the rise, Homeland has something for everyone right now – and it has never been more relevant<p><i>Spoiler alert: this blog is published after Homeland airs in the US. Only read on if you’ve watched series six episode 11, which airs in the UK on</i> …

Hillary Clinton

From seduction workshops to chat-up labs, The Same Sky is an electifying look at the tactics used by the East German secret police to get intel from the west. Prepare to go deep under cover<p>At first sight, it looks like speed dating: young couples sit at numbered tables briskly inquiring about each …

Cold War

Meet The Man Who Voluntarily Entered Auschwitz To First Expose Its Horrors To The World

How Witold Pilecki volunteered to enter Auschwitz, exposed its horrors to the world, and then actually managed to escape.<p>Witold Pilecki in Polish …

World History

Woody Allen Directed Opera Gianni Schicchi With Coming To DVD/Blu-Ray

Along with 46 films, 4 book collections, 3 comedy albums and whatever else, Woody Allen has in recent years added an opera to his resumé. He was …

Woody Allen

These Documents Reveal a Bizarre War Game Being Played by the Pentagon

Nick TurseIt’s dystopian fiction—written by the US military.The post These Documents Reveal a Bizarre War Game Being Played by the Pentagon appeared …

War

When The Seven Dwarfs Of Auschwitz Met The Nazis' Most Monstrous Doctor

"It is impossible to put into words the intolerable pain that we suffered, which continued for many days after the experiments ceased."<p>The Ovitz …

Siblings

The best recent thrillers – review roundup

The best thrillers offer something more ambitious than simply raising the pulse rate of the reader. In <b>Star of the North</b> by DB John (Harvill Secker, £12.99), it is geopolitical complexity: the book is set in North Korea and includes unusual protagonists as well as an unsparing picture of the regime …

Books

Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism

<i>THIS IS THE 20th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Todd</i> …

How neoliberalism colonised feminism – and what you can do about it

All of a sudden, everyone wants to claim the feminist label. From Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to Ivanka Trump, an unprecedented number of …

The next Homeland? The problems with Fauda, Israel's brutal TV hit

You find yourself drawn in. The concept of right and wrong gets erased … it just becomes this action-packed show<p>Israel’s biggest TV hit series returns to our screens this week, opening with Israel’s biggest nightmare. The second series of Fauda, the political thriller about an Israeli army …

Israel

'Fauda' is coming back to Netflix: What you need to know ahead of season 2

The second season of the Israeli hit TV show "Fauda" is coming to Netflix worldwide on Thursday, May 24 (although not in Israel). The series follows …

John le Carré letter reveals author's contempt for British political class

John le Carré’s stinging disdain for British politicians is displayed in a caustic letter to an American friend, coming up for auction, which sees him pouring scorn on the Tories, the Liberal Democrats and Labour alike.<p>The handwritten letter to an obstetrician from Maine was written by the author …

Books

In 'Facts And Fears,' Ex-Spy Boss Clapper Comes In From The Cold, Badly Chilled

<b>Updated at 11:22 a.m.</b><p>No wonder James Clapper always seemed so grouchy.<p>The longtime spy baron became well-known during his stint as director of national intelligence for his profound scowl and sometimes-Zen-like terseness. Now, in his new memoir, Clapper tells why: It is the tale of how the world — …

Donald Trump

Extraordinary Visual Effects for Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 wins 2018 BAFTA as well as 90th Oscars award for Best Visual Effects<b>.</b> From the incredible environment work to the digital …

Jeremy Scahill: Obama preparó el camino para que Haspel encabece la CIA, porque no llevó a los torturadores ante la justicia

El miércoles en el Congreso de EE.UU., la candidata del presidente Trump para que lidere la CIA, Gina Haspel, anunció que no reiniciaría el programa …

The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Trump Moscow Deal During The Campaign

On the day of the third Republican presidential debate, Trump personally signed the letter of intent.<p><b>All through the</b> hot summer campaign of 2016, as Donald Trump and his aides dismissed talk of unseemly ties to Moscow, two of his key business partners were working furiously on a secret track: …

‘Babylon Berlin’ and the myth of the Weimar Republic

Flapper girls and Nazi stormtroopers, prostitutes and proletarians, jazz troupes and jackboots — when the German hit series “Babylon Berlin” arrived on U.S. Netflix in January, so did all these Weimar-era stereotypes. The producers celebrate the show’s educational values, characterizing 1920s …

Gazans Have the Right to Invade Israel — At Least If You Believe One of Israel’s Justifications for the Six-Day War

But there’s a stupendous historical irony to Israel’s manufactured outrage: Israel itself claimed that a far less stringent embargo by Egypt in 1967 …

Norman Finkelstein: los palestinos tienen derecho a liberarse de la jaula “inhabitable” que es Gaza

Las protestas masivas de esta primavera en Gaza se producen mientras las condiciones de los derechos humanos en “la cárcel a cielo abierto” se han …

The Nazis Among Us

Paul HockenosFatih Akin’s <i>In the Fade.</i>The post The Nazis Among Us appeared first on The Nation.

White Mountain Jewish Film Festival

Director Paul Schrader Talks Transcendental Style in Film

How do the subtle films maintain audience participation without risking boredom? Film narratives that explore the human condition and lived …

Theodor Adorno’s Critical Theory Text Minima Moralia Sung as Hardcore Punk Songs

With the possible exception of John Gray’s <i>Straw Dogs</i>, few works of philosophy confront the barrenness of human life in the modern world in bleaker …

Map: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is filled with Boston references

(Spoilers ahead.)<p>Viewers may have caught the quick nods to Greater Boston in the first season of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But in season two, the …

Why Some Like It Hot is the greatest comedy ever made

Billy Wilder’s glittering masterpiece has topped BBC Culture’s 100 greatest comedy films poll. Nicholas Barber explains why.<p>In 1958, Tony Curtis was at a Hollywood party when Billy Wilder took him aside. Wilder was planning a film about two musicians who dress up as women to join an all-girl band, …