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Our N. A.*s for Literature

Recently in Facebook, one N.A. for Literature, F. Sionil Jose, subtly proposed “The way out for Marawi,” where he chastised the “traditional support system” and pinpointed the arrival of immigrants, whom he described as “industrious and enterprising,” in certain Mindanao towns as causing their development. 581 more words

Arte Arte

ML245: Raphaël Top-Secret


1. Gerhard Richter, Sheet Corner, 1967.
2. Gerhard Richter & Isa Genzken, Tri-Star, 1981.
3. Gerhard Richter, Stadtbild Madrid (Cityscape Madrid), 1968.


Another Monday in Late Capitalism at the Ass-End of the Workweek

Dear 2120,

I’ve got a case of ‘the Mondays.’ Here in my time, you see, a lot of us spend Monday to Friday toiling, restless and beaver-like, in undignified hierarchical command structures with the weekend as the week’s only saving grace, the light at the end of a treacherous tunnel filled with passive/aggressive confrontation and mediocre coffee. 142 more words

Capitalist Realism

Mark Fisher, 1968-2017

It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

In one of the key scenes in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film Children of Men, Clive Owen’s character, Theo, visits a friend at Battersea Power Station, which is now some combination of government building and private collection. 1,590 more words


Remembering Mark Fisher

The theorist Mark Fisher, whose death was announced at the weekend, was one of our most original thinkers about how we experienced late 20th century and early 21st century capitalism. 790 more words


New year, new stories?

I dunno about you, but on world terms, 2016 has been a spectacularly bad year in politics, for the planet and for the big names of our time, plus lots more reasons I don’t really need to recount.  1,416 more words