A surprising little gem from Terry Eagleton in Adbusters. “A jazz group which is improvising obviously differs from a symphony orchestra, since to a large extent each member is free to express herself as she likes. But she does so with a receptive sensitivity to the self-expressive performance of the other musicians. The complex harmony that they fashionContinue reading “ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT”
Jill Filipovic on the “trigger warning.” “But generalized trigger warnings aren’t so much about helping people with PTSD as they are about a certain kind of performative feminism: they’re a low-stakes way to use the right language to identify yourself as conscious of social justice issues. Even better is demanding a trigger warning – thatContinue reading “ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX”
Pure gold from Michael Mark Cohen on “The Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’re All Been Waiting For.” Do we really need a white racial slur? Is the vision of equality that we should aspire towards a world without the N-word or Douchebag? Maybe. Maybe it is. But as everyone who is not colorblind canContinue reading “ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR”
By Angelo Costadimas, from Hong Kong.
Migizi Pensoneau on the 1491s appearance on The Daily Show. “I think back to the tailgate: the man blowing cigar smoke in my face, the man who mockingly yelled, “Thanks for letting us use your name!”, the group who yelled at us to “go the fuck home,” the little waif who threatened to cut me, theContinue reading “ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN”