Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Yell Like Hell to the Heavens”: Japandroids, Summer, and the Struggle for Vitality

Japandroids, loving with a legendary fire. Pic from the Dallas Observer. Japandroids’ forthcoming album Celebration Rock opens and closes with the crackle of fireworks. This feels appropriate. The record is a screaming meditation on vitality. Its punk rock riffs and killer … Continue reading

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A Sunday Collage VII… On Tuesday

——– This is what Quebec looks like right now. Every night is teargas and riot cops, but it is also joy, laughter, kindness, togetherness, and beautiful music. Our hearts are bursting. We are so proud of each other; of the … Continue reading

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Adventures in Horizontal Education

The Yippie Museum Cafe. Pic courtesy of Yelp. And yes, that is a pot leaf overlaying a Zapatista flag. In January I enrolled in Nicholas Mirzoeff’s “Visual Culture Methods” class at NYU. My interest had already been piqued by the … Continue reading

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A Sunday Collage VI

• A prison-cell upgrade: $90 a night. In Santa Ana, California, and some other cities, nonviolent offenders can pay for a clean, quiet jail cell, without any non-paying prisoners to disturb them. • Access to the carpool lane while driving … Continue reading

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A Sunday Collage V

And I am the King of May, which is the power of sexual youth, and I am the King of May, which is industry in eloquence and action in amour, and I am the King of May, which is long … Continue reading

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Occupy My Dissertation? Thoughts on Method

Art by Peter Yahnke Railand. I’d be lying if I said that nobody reads the methodology section of social science books, but only barely. There are basically two audiences for these chapters: 1) the peer review board whose stamp of … Continue reading

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I Occupied Business Insider This Afternoon

Pic from the AP. Yours truly highlighted by Business Insider. Earlier this afternoon, Business Insider ran my defense of the efficacy and necessity of Occupy. The full article is here. A taste: Journalists, accustomed to single-issue campaigns, are inclined to … Continue reading

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