1. For Tim. Who, I think, sings this corrosion with me.

    For Tim. Who, I think, sings this corrosion with me.

    So, Malmo?

    Whither?…wither…whiter, lighter, planetary-blighter: ah, we humans! I’m dark these days, my friend. Kind of infinitely so. Not a personal crisis, mind you. I feel as if I have never been a better human being—a better father, husband, etc et al. But this is kinda out of control. Late liberalism has been eating itself for how long now? This is just blatant robbery, brother human. And…

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  2. Secrets of Trade, Secrets of State, and the Autocolonial Turn

    Secrets of Trade, Secrets of State, and the Autocolonial Turn

    Ten years ago, I read an essay in Critical Inquiry entitled “Removing Knowledge.” In it, Peter Galison, an eminent historian of science and nuclear physicist (since for old guard historians of science, you had to be the latter to be the former) tries to make an educated guess about the scope of secrecy in our present day society–USA circa 2003, 2004. What he manages to convey, with a wink and a…

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  3. Fading remembrances, of things lost

    Remember when the popular parlance for what is happening to our climate was global warming? Remember when Frank Luntz, the GOP strategist, actively worked —successfully— to shift that language towards the more anodyne ‘climate change?’ Remember, remember?

  4. Settlement without Restitution or Justice.

    Settlement without Restitution or Justice.

    Goldman Sachs has just settled with the Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) to the tune of a cool 3.15 BILLION dollars! This comes on the heels of multi-billion dollar settlements between the Federal Government and other giants of the banking industry. The settlement will certainly cut into Goldman’s profits, which in 2013, were just over 8 billion.

    Now, here’s a tiny bit more context.…

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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.