Culture

“Five centuries of European colonialism and global culture-trashing, and the remaking of the world in the economic interests of competing empires, cannot be undone by a single institution and a cluster of…


In my archives, I have a large amount of terrific Kenneth Smith emails. This one is an exhilarating journey through the psycho-therapeutic idea of “knowing yourself.” (Smith’s paragraphs are in maroon.) ———-…



Glimpses from a fascinating interview which the New Statesman conducted with Adam Curtis on the state of our culture: When everyone is self-conscious you are stuck in your place, because you’re always…


A few months ago, I wrote a short series titled Approaching Death as a way of exploring grief rituals for my upcoming book with Elliott and Thompson (DEATH’S SUMMER COAT). Regardless of…


Remember “peer pressure”? Of late it has been largely discarded as the go-to means of explaining/demonizing youth behavioral patterns, but The New Inquiry offers a look back: Parents have mostly given up…



On the Maraya Karena Show, the eponymous host speaks about the under-acknowledged connection between language and reality, and what happens when meaning slips from our patterns of expression: What will murder all…






Jerry Lembcke writes at CounterPunch: Writing for his October 25, 2013 New York Times column, Paul Krugman noted the attraction that apocalyptic scenarios had for American investors, policy makers, and economists. He…


Via OMNI Reboot, Roy Christopher ponders whether total media saturation has programmed our memories: In his 1999 book Culture Jam, Kalle Lasn describes a scene in which two people are embarking on…




Via orwellwasright: What is it about music that moves us in so many different ways? The rhythm begins and we slide onto the dancefloor, gyrating to the beats; a guitar strikes a…








Alan Moore interviews are always worth reading. Here he discusses psychogeography as it applies to various of his works. via Reasons I Do Not Dance: What exactly, in your not unlimited understanding,…