“Four Tet and Caribou’s Dan Snaith are readying a split vinyl release through Four Tet main man Kieran Hebden’s Text Records imprint.” Listen to both contributions at Pitchfork.
“Can Egypt be Turkey?” Jenny White asks her students.
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri have a hell of a lot of faith in the multitude. Most I can muster is hope.
“Google, Facebook, and Twitter are all confronting the kind of moral and political dilemmas that global corporations usually hope to avoid. Their differing reactions tell us a lot about their corporate values — in a deeper sense than that issue is usually talked about.” Slate’s Jacob Weisberg grades each company’s response the wave of revolt in North Africa. Google fares...
The NYT’s quick guide to political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East.
Bobby Solomon on “The Glitched Out Art of Kim Asendorf.”
Via Dan Wagstaff. Some images may be NSFW.
If you’ve had a hard time keeping up with news of the real world as you, oh, let’s say, scramble all over a film festival, the Atlantic Wire has a handy guide to the latest on the geopolitical earthquake of 2011: “Here’s How the Rest of the Middle East Is Doing.”
Rhys Tranter passes along word that Suhrkamp Verlag will be publishing a bilingual, critical edition of Samuel Beckett’s German Diaries in 2015. The volume’s to be edited by Mark Nixon, who’s already written a study, due in June, of the diaries Beckett kept on a journey through Germany in 1936 and 1937: “As well as gaining an insight into Beckett’s reading of...
“No one has more experience than Europeans do in difficult transitions from dictatorship to democracy. No region has more instruments at its disposal to affect developments in the Arab Middle East. The US may have special relationships with the Egyptian military and Arab ruling families, but Europe has more trade, gives a lot of aid, and has a thick web of cultural and person-to-person ties...