Some observers suggest that the DPJ intends to tilt toward China as part of its...– Jeff Kingston, “Japan Enters Uncharted Waters,” Foreign Policy
Beer Battle: America vs. Germany →
Clay Risen kicks up two raucous threads, one in German at Der Tagesspiegel’s site, the other in English at the Atlantic’s site.
Ashbery Bridge →
Just let it play.
Cubism and Abstract Art →
Alfred Barr’s 1936 chart, now featuring 21st century clickability.
He was a Rabelaisian figure in the Senate and in life, instantly recognizable by...– John M Broder, New York Times
The Billion Dollar Gram | Information Is Beautiful →
Perspective can be rattling.
love german books: Election Season →
A quick and breezy guide to the various stances German writers have taken recently (Saarland, Thuringia and Saxony vote on Sunday; the big one, when the entire nation heads to the polls, is September 27) from Katy Derbyshire, who, going by what I’ve sampled so far, is an excellent translator.
3:AM Magazine » Radical Thought →
Owen Hatherley on Verso UK’s Radical Thinkers series. Somewhat related: The New Statesman’s “Red Reads,” 50 titles, commentary, etc.
Stevens’s poetry oscillates, throughout his life, between verbal ebullience and...– Helen Vendler, reviewing ‘Selected Poems,’ by Wallace Stevens; Edited by John N. Serio.
Kraftwerk Announce Massive Eight-Disc Box Set,... →
Somehow, Aug 19 turned into Music & Germans Day.
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation » Sleevage »... →
That’s what scares me: that the birthers and the tea parties aren’t...– John H Richardson, “Is Obama Fascist? Profile of Return of Scipio Blogger Mike Austin” - Esquire
On Giovanni Arrighi | n+1 →
I cite: Anticipation →
Conservatives have become adept at playing the media for suckers, getting inside...– Rick Perlstein - Birthers, Health Care Hecklers and the Rise of Right-Wing Rage
It just so happens that an awful lot of people in the biotech sector are working...– Charlie Stross, in conversation with Paul Krugman.
France and Germany are reporting modest growth for the second quarter, while...– Radio commentary, August 15, 2009 « LBO News from Doug Henwood [On a related note, what does the graph Krugman’s posted actually prove? Yes, Germany was hit harder, and yes, its “real GDP” still has further to go to catch up to its 2008, 2nd quarter levels than the US’s...
There’s a reason why concrete signifies fine design in the luxury Brutalism of...– 3:AM Magazine » Militant Modernist: Owen Hatherley [An excellent read, top to bottom.]
I don’t want to come off as minimizing the horror of controlled drowning. It’s...– Allan Uthman
Skimming: The Coming Storm. →
In today’s NYT: “I’m still very worried about the economy. There’s still, I fear, a substantial chance that unemployment will remain high for a very long time. But we appear to have averted the worst: utter catastrophe no longer seems likely. And Big Government, run by people who understand its virtues, is the reason why.” Over the weekend, in what amounts to a brief...
Today, 08.08.09: Observatory: Design Observer →
We’ve lost almost 7 million jobs since the recession began in December 2007,...– Doug Henwood
Ed Ward and John Mendelsohn... →
Revisit their reviews of Abbey Road, 40 years on.
I looked at Chausseestrasse’s filthy asphalt skin, and thought I wanted to...– Berlin Tales – Stories Translated by Lyn Marven « Lizzy’s Literary Life
The protesters chanted, ‘Another formulaic Kruger,’ as one of them...– Rhizome | Pissed Off Artists Allegedly Urinate on Kruger Art
motel de moka » The Political Economy of Passion →
Later today, and over the next two weeks, I hope you’ll join me on a...– Mark Dery: My Roman Holiday - Boing Boing [This is going to be good.]
Think of a book. Then imagine someone other than the author who might – or could...– Party Going by Marcel Proust « London Review Blog
Do not fuck with graphic designers. →
Design Observer 3.0 →
The comments aren’t as enthusiastic as I’d be if I were commenting. I mean, take a good long look at this. They’ve done a bang-up job with so much of so very many different sorts of info and media.
electric boogie woogie by rafaël rozendaal, 2009 →