By the dim light of her apartment last autumn, my confidante and I were arguing about the Occupy movement. I am a shameless and hard-lined supporter, so I tend to […]
There is no shortage of activist-geared, heart-wrenching documentaries off the ground these days. But The Cove is especially gripping. Most of us aren’t down with dolphin-slaughtering, unless you happen to be […]
Ideology: a system of ideas and ideals, esp. one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. Jeffrey Nealon & Susan Searls discussed the two faces of […]
“My heart daily grows new foliage, always adding people, picking up new heartaches like a wool coat collects cockleburs and beggar’s-lice seeds…Sometimes there is no leaving, no looking westward for […]
“I didn’t…,” Masters said, shaking his head. “.…You fantasized about this all this time. The fantasy finally came to an end the other night. It wasn’t a fantasy anymore you […]
Vandana Shiva, an Indian environmental activist, takes a stand against GMOs with the banner of indigenous, “open-source” farming and collective knowledge. This is a short, clever synopsis of her position.
If we axed the “author” completely, what other device would replace the author to effectively constrain and police the proliferation of meaning? What would step in as the necessary medium through which […]