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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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
~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
~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
——– 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
• 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
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
——– After evictions and arrests from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park toLondon that began last year, the movement against income inequality and corporate abuse will regain strength, said Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, a subsidiary of Sweden’s Securitas … Continue reading
She is on the horizon. . . . I go two steps, she moves two steps away. I walk ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps ahead. No matter how much I walk, I’ll never reach her. What good is utopia? … Continue reading