Monday, January 18, 2021

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William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock’n’Roll by Casey Rae review – countercultural hero

Source: The Guardian, 21 Nov 2020 From Bowie to Cobain, heavy metal to Blade Runner – how the...

Au temps des cathédrales : l’époque gothique | ARTE

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A new book on American punk paints the movement as the last gasp of left-wing cultural resistance in the 1980s

Source: Jacobin BYALEXANDER BILLET Review of We’re Not Here to Entertain: Punk...

The Subjective Turn

For Hegel, human nature strives through history to unchain itself from tradition. But is such inner freedom worth the cost?

The Working-Class Cinematic Legacy of Film Noir

Source: Jacobin, Oct 2020 BY LEONARD PIERCE In the stiflingly reactionary cultural atmosphere of postwar America,...

Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes review – rescuing women in Greek myths

Source: The Guardian, 8 Oct 2020 Helen of Troy, Aphrodite, Medea ... putting women centre stage in an enjoyable,...

How Caravaggio Destroyed (and Saved) Painting

Source: Vulture September 28, 2020 Three revolutionary works still speak to us of doubt, inspiration, and grace.

Bats: Out of Hell?

It took an Irish Gothic novelist to tie up centuries of demonic mythology surrounding this leathery, nocturnal mammal.  Source:...

Happy 185th wedding anniversary to Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Clemm.

Source: Lit Hub, September 22, 2020 By Dan Sheehan

The David Lynch Retrospective: A Two Hour Video Essay on Lynch’s Complete Filmography, from Eraserhead to Inland Empire

Source: Open Culture, October 12th, 2020 https://youtu.be/Z8LcuNGWqy0 If you were to watch David Lynch’s...

Romanticism

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A Certain Ratio on Ian Curtis, Martin Hannett, Grace Jones and a new album

‘People in raincoats with short hair were going ‘what the f***’s this?’ ’ Factory legends A Certain...

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Mourning Problems — Xi Chuan

Mourning Problems by Xi Chuan Source: The Paris Review an ant dies, and no one mourns a bird dies, and no one mourns if it isn’t a crested...

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Bats: Out of Hell?

It took an Irish Gothic novelist to tie up centuries of demonic mythology surrounding this leathery, nocturnal mammal.  Source:...

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Romanticism

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The tea-rific history of Victorian afternoon tea

Source: British Museum's blog In celebration of Afternoon Tea week, food historian Tasha Marks explores the history of the...

On the Revisionist Histories at the Heart of Fascism and Populism

Source: Lit Hub May 21, 2020 From Perón to Trump, the Political Art of Spinning Lies Into Myth

Virtual Exhibit: Book Of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt

Source: Book Of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt Online exhibit accompanying the  exhibit...

Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir … the woman who found the New World 500...

Souce: The Guardian, Sat 18 Apr 2020  Great explorers you’ve probably never heard ofAdventure...

The Real Spartacus

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