Theodor W. Adorno

Repetition-Compulsion: World-Historical Rhythms in Architecture - Journal #54 April 2014 - e-flux

1<p>Clark Fagot and Harold Pashler, “Repetition Blindness: Perception or Memory Failure?” <i>Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and</i> …

Karl Marx

Don't Buy Into the Authenticity Scam

This past summer, a controversy broke out in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, leading to a consumer backlash about the …

Henry David Thoreau

Foreign students have begun to shun the United States

In a potential threat to future U.S. innovation, new international enrollment at U.S. colleges is down for the first time in more than a decade, …

U.S. Politics

Shapiro At UCLA: Exposing The Fascism Of The Left

On Monday evening, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro returned to UCLA, his alma mater, where he graduated in 2004 before attending Harvard Law …

Conservative View

Hate in America: Where it comes from and why it's back

<i>To better understand the current spike in bigotry and hate in the United States, Yahoo News interviewed historians, sociologists, psychologists and</i> …

Racism

Bertolt Brecht: The Poet of Ill Tidings

Although far better known internationally as a playwright than as a poet, Bertolt Brecht had a supreme gift for language. He applied much of the same …

Liberal View

Germans break internet as Twitter switches to 280 characters

Germans are taking to Twitter with twice the gusto now that the site has doubled its character limit. The second-tier dot-com is hoping for a …

World News

All Ears — Real Life

Streaming music services have made record reviewing superfluous. But are we really better off without it?<p>Image: Detail from <i>Red 1983</i> by Mike …

briccetti on adorno

<b>Rose Briccetti</b><p><b>“On The Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening” Position Paper</b><p>Adorno’s “On The Fetish Character in Music and the …

Vanderbilt University

What Can Poetry Do That Politics Can’t?

Last year, the poet, novelist, and literary essayist Ben Lerner published a slim book called <i>The Hatred of Poetry</i> in which he argued that “contempt” …

Poetry

Where are the Left’s intellectuals?

Where are the Right’s intellectuals?, Ramachandra Guha mused approximately two and a half years ago. Whether or not the scope …Continue reading →

British Philosophy

Is There a Personality Test for Tyrants, Fascists, and Authoritarians?

When you see Nazis in the streets chanting things like “Jews will not replace us," it can be difficult to comprehend why they would believe such …

Robert E. Lee

Book Review: The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity edited by Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe

<i>In</i> <b>The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity</b><i>, editors</i> <b>Pat Hudson</b><i> and</i> <b>Keith Tribe</b><i> bring together contributors to</i> …

UK Universities

How the Devil Has Infiltrated the West

BOOK PICK: <i>The Devil’s Pleasure Palace</i> <b>The Devil’s Pleasure Palace</b><b>The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West</b> By Michael WalshEncounter …

Mel Gibson

The Opposite of Forgetfulness: Adorno on Gift-Giving

<i>To mark the publication of Stuart Jeffries'</i> Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School <i>in paperback we're publishing excerpts and pieces</i> …

Compassion

What Would the Frankfurt School Think of Social Media?

<i>To mark the publication of Stuart Jeffries'</i> Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School <i>in paperback we're republishing excerpts and pieces</i> …

German Politics

Kurt Andersen in “Fantasyland”: American delusion and Donald Trump

Public radio host started writing a book about America’s tendency to believe crazy stuff. Then this thing happened<p>Kurt Andersen did not begin writing “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire,” his mini-history of 500 years of American hype, conspiracy theory, shameless lies and self-delusion, with …

U.S. Politics

Debt and Utopia

<i>This essay was first published in</i> Politics/Letters<i>. A full version to be published next year in a volume titled</i> The Politics of Debt<i>, edited by</i> …

Karl Marx

How to Avoid Some of the Most Common Mistakes in Composition

If you want to capture better images you have to understand good composition."My camera is such a piece of shit." That's what I told myself after …

Tutorials

The Who, What and Why of the Frankfurt School

The Frankfurt School refers to a collection of scholars known for developing critical theory and popularizing the dialectical method of learning by …

Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'Luciferian Towers'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>With Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the question is easy: Where do you even begin? For nearly a quarter century the shifting, roughly …

Music

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: 'Against the Anthropocene'

Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today<p>Publisher: Sternberg <br>Length: 132 pages <br>Author: T.J. Demos <br>Price: € 18.00 <br>Format: …

Anthropocene

In a biased world, how do we tell fake news from the truth?

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>Oh the cacophony!<p>We live in a world of shrill and conflicting claims, with the authors of …

British History

How Art Can Save Us from Ourselves - Los Angeles Review of Books

I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, rummaging through a rarely accessed storage compartment in my family’s house, when I came across a bundle of old vinyl records …

Books

‘Gone With the Wind’ and the stewardship of our cinematic monuments

It’s not news that, for an institutional culture notorious for wanting to have its cake and eat it too, Hollywood has zero aptitude for holding two competing thoughts at the same time.<p>The most recent example came by way of the exhibition world, when a Memphis theater announced that it would cancel …

Lifestyle

5 Books That Every Photographer Should Read

The world of photography is filled with many accessories and gadgets – from lenses, to fairly simple and peculiar add-ons like camera bags and …

Photography

Thoreau’s Democratic Withdrawal, Alienation, Participation, and Modernity, Shannon L. Mariotti

<b>Thoreau’s Democratic Withdrawal</b> <br>Alienation, Participation, and Modernity <br>Shannon L. Mariotti<p>Best known for his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond in …

Madison

The Duty of Hospitality: Oskar Negt's Überlebensglück

<i>Oskar Negt,</i> Überlebensglück<i>, Göttingen: Steidl, 2016.</i><p>One of the most distinguished and perceptive thinkers on the left in Germany, Oskar Negt, has …

Germany

Top 10 books about tyrants

The novelist Christopher Wilson assembles a rogues’ gallery of despots and dictators from fact and fiction<p>The emergence of a dictator tends to be seen as a unique coincidence of character and circumstance – yet there are clear consistencies. As a tyrant, you’re almost certainly male. You’ll survive …

Kim Jong-Il

A Whole New Ball Game: New Book Rethinks the History of Religion in Sport

Author Daniel Grano answers RD's 10 Questions

Medicine