1. Here’s an amazing fucking sentence.

    In a talk loaded with one after another. The astonishingly brilliant Lauren Berlant at AAA in 2011: http://supervalentthought.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/berlant-aaa-2011final.pdf

    “Austerity, Precarity, Awkwardness”

    “But fantasy can’t be garbaged in the…

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  2. The Walmart WMD
Charging this kid with using a Weapon of Mass Destructioninvites blowback. (And we should take…View Post

    The Walmart WMD

    Charging this kid with using a Weapon of Mass Destructioninvites blowback. (And we should take…

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  3. Years go by. I wish I could remember. But it is so very hard to not be anew.

    Years go by. I wish I could remember. But it is so very hard to not be anew.

    We all knew it was going to happen. Chronicle of a war foretold. I hope, during this anniversary, the press will be willing to rigorously cover themselves. But the American ‘press’ has a malicious habit of almost never doing so. Which is why we need…

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  4. a chinatown state of mind.: Between "Hindoo" and "Negro" →

    chowleen:

    “What race were these Asian migrants?”

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    Really appreciated Naeem Mohaiemen’s thoughtful review of Vivek Bald’s Bengali Harem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (HUP 2013).

    The essay is also a larger meditation on a forgotten moment of Black-Bengali racial…

  5. TarenSK: Bombshell: New evidence that Steve Heymann committed serious prosecutorial misconduct →

    tarensk:

    The prosecution didn’t just show poor judgment in its prosecution of Aaron. In addition, Steve Heymann actively broke the law and violated Aaron’s constitutional rights. Below, you can read the details, but the basic outline is that Heymann withheld evidence that would have been helpful to Aaron’s…

    Wow. But we shouldn’t be that surprised.

  6. deliciouskaek:

mpdrolet:

From Postcards From Google Earth
-“The images are screenshots from Google Earth. They are glitches that occur when the 2d satellite imagery and 3d terrain don’t line up quite right, or structures such as bridges get projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions”
Clement Valla


This New Aesthetic is beginning to not seem so new anymore.

    deliciouskaek:

    mpdrolet:

    From Postcards From Google Earth

    -“The images are screenshots from Google Earth. They are glitches that occur when the 2d satellite imagery and 3d terrain don’t line up quite right, or structures such as bridges get projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions”

    Clement Valla

    This New Aesthetic is beginning to not seem so new anymore.

  7. nevver:

    Nine easy steps to your own audience-flattering ted talk, TED-o-matic

  8. First Five: Adeline Koh is a visiting faculty fellow under the Duke University... →

    first-5:

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    Adeline Koh is a visiting faculty fellow under the Duke University Humanities Writ Large Program. She is also an assistant professor of literature at Richard Stockton College. Her work spans the intersections between postcolonial studies and the digital humanities, 19th/20th…

    All excellent resources for people interested in DH and Postcolonial Studies.

  9. TarenSK: Why Aaron died →

    tarensk:

    Last week, I awoke to find Aaron with me. He was sitting next to my bed, grinning his cheekiest grin, holding my hand.

    For a few minutes, I savored a sweet uncertainty: Were the last few weeks all a nightmare, and Aaron was still with me? Or was I awaking inside a dream state, and in the real…

  10. vintagegal:

World’s Finest Comics #36 (DC, 1948)

    vintagegal:

    World’s Finest Comics #36 (DC, 1948)