Travis Mushett is an activist, writer of fiction and non-fiction, student of social movements, and PhD candidate in communications at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Katniss Everdeen, as portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games. Pic from Adventures in Poor Taste. As I’ve mentioned before, my grad program’s lack of summer funding has pressed me into service at the CV Starr East … Continue reading
Jean Baudrillard once suggested an important correction to classical Marxism: exchange value is not, as Marx had it, a distortion of a commodity’s underlying use value; use value, instead, is a fiction created by exchange value. In the same way, … Continue reading
Pic from the New Yorker. I don’t know Linda Hirshman, and by the looks of this post on the New Yorker’s News Desk blog, she certainly doesn’t know anything about me, my friends, or the movement I belong to. The difference … Continue reading
The man in the video above is Roberto Unger, and he is really pissed at Barack Obama. So pissed, in fact, that he says he wants Obama–once his student at Harvard Law School–to suffer defeat at the ballot box this … Continue reading
~Salon ——– “There’s a difference,” remarked one colleague, “between getting a girl to think you’re smart, and getting a girl to WANT to talk to you. The following are books that will make girls want to talk to you. —Greatest … Continue reading
——– Maria was going to show another picture to the House subcommittee yesterday, this photo, which is a photo of a five year old child bathing in that kind of brown, poisonous water. The child is naked, as you normally are … Continue reading
Insane Asylums, Student Radicals, and Uranium Theft: A Brief History of the Columbia Unviersity Tunnel System
A tunnel below the CU campus. Pic courtesy of Undercity. As part of regimen to simultaneously keep myself solvent and to break out of my unhealthy owlish sleeping habits, I started work this week at the circulation desk of the … Continue reading
Teachers College professor Robbie McClintock has started a blog called Formative Justice, designed to help encourage and foment “the education and culture that all persons merit.” Robbie is a thinker who is at once radical and pragmatic, and I respect … Continue reading
~Unsigned graffito in Williamsburg, Brooklyn ——– As a 23 year old, let me be the first to say that that Jonah Goldberg video, and to a lesser extent Matt Labash’s mini-rant, really pissed me off. I get it, we’re young, you guys … Continue reading
Pic from Dipity. Here is where I get shameless and plug an event I’m participating in next Sunday. KGB Bar, the East Village bar/literary salon/performance space/web lit journal, will be hosting a reading of past contributors on the evening of June … Continue reading