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Rob Horning

Robert Horning has developed a substantial body of work in PopMatters’ music reviews, concerts, film, and TV sections. His writing has also appeared in Time Out New York and Skyscraper. In his PopMatters column, “Marginal Utility”, Rob bridges the abstract and concrete aspects of consumerism. His writing is as grounded and approachable as an everyday trip to the grocery store. Rob has a BA and MA in English Literature; his interests in social theory, economics, and sociology generates his solid background knowledge for “Marginal Utility” and informs his music reviews. For more Rob Horning, be sure to read the Marginal Utility blog.


Thursday, September 17 2009

The Frankfurt School in Exile

The positivists regarded Hegelian dialectics as metaphysical voodoo; the New York Intellectuals thought the Frankfurt School's associates were closet Stalinists.

Thursday, July 23 2009

The Cultural Logic of Computation

Far from being the great liberator, computers, Golumbia insists, actually serve to fix us in the grid of global capitalism while concentrating power and shifting it upward to those who control the networks we are enmeshed in.

Monday, June 1 2009

Baby, He's a Star: Prince's Life in Film

Prince's films struggled with several issues, yet the most prominent theme with most of his work was walking that line between credibility and commercialism, turning away from greed in order to embrace his inner artist (which, in Purple Rain's case, is all the more ironic, given that it made him a commercial blockbuster).

Tuesday, March 31 2009

Andrew Ridgeley: An Appreciation

It would seem that time has not been particularly kind to "the other guy in Wham!" The always enigmatic Ridgeley has gone from being one half of the world's most successful pop duo in the 1980s to a punch line on Family Guy. Is this entirely fair?

Thursday, December 18 2008

George Orwell: Forgiving and Championing Bad Art

Orwell's essays remind us that better than our best intentions is our inescapable nature, our shared ordinariness, which will always have the potential to redeem us all if only we will embrace it.


Thursday, July 1 2010

The Future of Intimacy Is But a Text Message Away

One can't comfortably opt out of a social medium that has become part of everyone's standard reality, if you want to stay in their social sphere. With that in mind, I finally bought a cell phone.

Thursday, April 22 2010

Neurocriticism and Neurocapitalism

The cutting-edge of literary studies uses brain scans and evolutionary psychology to fashion a science of reading, but these techniques have already been at work crafting the latest and most invasive phase of capitalism.

Thursday, February 18 2010

The Digital Surplus and Its Enemies

While we are building identity in social networks, our online behavior generates a plenitude of information, meanings and content that constitutes a "cognitive surplus" generated by the "hive mind".

Thursday, January 21 2010

Designing Consent

Industrial design aspires to the commanding heights of consumer society, building its policy prescriptions and dogmatic assumptions about what makes us happy directly into the objects available to us.

Sunday, October 4 2009

Sharing: The New Imposition

Twitter is less about disseminating information than it is about subjects trying to make themselves feel more real, ontologically speaking, in a increasingly mediated world.

Brand Evangelists [24.Jul.08]
Hurray for Hype [29.May.08]
Too Many Mirrors [16.Aug.07]
Virtual Utopia [8.Oct.06]
flag Creativity [13.Jul.06]
Shopping Paranoid [13.Feb.06]
Buy Me Beautiful [8.Sep.05]


Sunday, November 7 2010

John Phillips: Many Mamas, Many Papas

John Phillips' efforts to revive his career in the 1980s are awkward and emotionally fraught, but surprisingly not awful.

Tuesday, January 12 2010

Modernism and the Culture of Efficiency

The ideology of efficiency, as Cobley details it, can basically be summed up in the phrase Hannah Arendt used to describe Nazi functionaries: "the banality of evil".

Sunday, August 23 2009

Examined Life ed. by Astra Taylor

These conversations reveal philosophers practicing their craft in a somewhat spontaneous fashion, thinking on their feet, grasping for what must be oft-repeated riffs and rendering them applicable to the moment.

Sunday, July 19 2009

To Serve God and Wal-Mart by Bethany Moreton

As conservative Christianity focused more intently on reaffirming that a woman's real work was domestic and reproductive, Wal-Mart became an ideological ally.

Monday, July 6 2009

K Blows Top by Peter Carlson

Carlson effectively conjures the post-Stalin era of the Cold War and the inherent media absurdities revolving around Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier; the man who once promised to bury us all.

Big Oil [10.Jan.07]
Sebadoh: III [13.Aug.06]
Bango: Bango [6.Oct.05]
Kraftwerk [12.Jun.05]
Dungen: 1999-2001 [22.May.05]
Kiss: Alive! [27.Apr.04]
In My Skin (2002) [19.Nov.03]
Quasi: Hot Shit [21.Oct.03]
Joy: self-titled [16.Jul.03]


Wednesday, February 1 2012

Google and the Production of Curiosity

Google, then, is the reification of the general intellect. It manages to take human curiosity and turn it into capital.

Tuesday, January 31 2012

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

Monday, January 30 2012

Data Self Redux

I think the logical extension of the data self -- the self that is secure with itself only to the extent that it is constituted in social media as manipulatable data -- will be for Twitter to come preloaded with plausible friends, Facebook preloaded with life experiences, or at least preordained slots of experiences a user is supposed to have.

Everyone's a modernist (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.12]
The Rise of the Data Self (Marginal Utility) [25.Jan.12]
Facebook's False Frame of Reference (Marginal Utility) [24.Jan.12]
The new strategies of desire (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.12]
Assorted thoughts on social mobility (Marginal Utility) [18.Jan.12]
Facebook as echo chamber (Marginal Utility) [17.Jan.12]
Return of the managerial demiurge (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.12]
Wages Versus Progress (Marginal Utility) [9.Jan.12]
The Truth Is Accidental (Marginal Utility) [3.Jan.12]
Algorithmic cures for gift anxiety (Marginal Utility) [1.Dec.11]
Microlabor and Pure Precarity (Marginal Utility) [28.Nov.11]
Dialectic of Horkheimer and Adorno (Marginal Utility) [11.Nov.11]
Loyalty Programs and Dystopia (Marginal Utility) [6.Nov.11]
What Is a Middle-Class Job? (Marginal Utility) [3.Nov.11]
The Evisceration of Google Reader (Marginal Utility) [2.Nov.11]
NGDP Targeting (Marginal Utility) [2.Nov.11]
Music and metrics (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.11]
Quantifying Responsibility (Marginal Utility) [27.Oct.11]
Intimacy and the Informateur (Marginal Utility) [25.Oct.11]
Debating Occupy Wall Street (Marginal Utility) [18.Oct.11]
Pop Optimism and the Guerrilla Self (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.11]
Applegarchy (Marginal Utility) [6.Oct.11]
"Ostalgia" at the New Museum (Marginal Utility) [2.Oct.11]
Daron Acemoglu on political economy (Marginal Utility) [30.Sep.11]
Magic tools (Marginal Utility) [16.Sep.11]
Real and formal subsumption (Marginal Utility) [15.Sep.11]
Elsewhere (Marginal Utility) [9.Sep.11]
Simple government (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.11]
Pret à mourir (Marginal Utility) [12.Aug.11]
Rioting Nonconsumers (Marginal Utility) [9.Aug.11]
Labor beat (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.11]
Convenience of Streaming Services (Marginal Utility) [5.Aug.11]
Marshall McLuhan Centennial (Marginal Utility) [21.Jul.11]
The End of the Consumer Society (Marginal Utility) [19.Jul.11]
Google and goon squads (Marginal Utility) [15.Jul.11]
Feedback Loops and Self-Consciousness (Marginal Utility) [7.Jul.11]
Life As a Stock Photo (Marginal Utility) [5.Jul.11]
Vagaries of attention (Marginal Utility) [1.Jul.11]
Facebook Updates and Disinformation (Marginal Utility) [30.Jun.11]
Defining Neoliberalism (Marginal Utility) [23.Jun.11]
Jobless recoveries and productivity surges (Marginal Utility) [22.Jun.11]
Thoughts on Ross Perlin's 'Intern Nation' (Marginal Utility) [21.Jun.11]
Vancouver Riots (Marginal Utility) [17.Jun.11]
Deficit deceit and the rentier class (Marginal Utility) [10.Jun.11]
Fashion and intellectual property (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.11]
Fast-fashion and social exhaustion (Marginal Utility) [6.Jun.11]
Subgrouping in Social Networks (Marginal Utility) [27.May.11]
Celebritization and Resistance (Marginal Utility) [25.May.11]
Work Refusal (Marginal Utility) [25.May.11]
Retracting the Concept of the Individual (Marginal Utility) [16.May.11]
Music Cloud (Marginal Utility) [10.May.11]
Shyness (Marginal Utility) [9.May.11]
Non-Time and Hauntology (Marginal Utility) [5.May.11]
The Situation Room Photo (Marginal Utility) [3.May.11]
Disloyalty Programs (Marginal Utility) [25.Apr.11]
Rent to Pwn (Marginal Utility) [22.Apr.11]
Middle class stagnation (Marginal Utility) [20.Apr.11]
Mediation and midlife-crisis movies (Marginal Utility) [14.Apr.11]
Twitter As Scoreboard, As Anomie (Marginal Utility) [7.Apr.11]
"This generation got no destination to hold" (Marginal Utility) [4.Apr.11]
Consumerism vs. self-realization (Marginal Utility) [1.Apr.11]
Deeper Into Commodification (Marginal Utility) [29.Mar.11]
Self-Service and Self-Serving (Marginal Utility) [24.Mar.11]
More on the Future of Work (Marginal Utility) [22.Mar.11]
"Every Person for Themselves" Economy (Marginal Utility) [18.Mar.11]
Inventing Attention (Marginal Utility) [16.Mar.11]
The Accursed Share of Self (Marginal Utility) [11.Mar.11]
"Rifle-shot Targeting" (Marginal Utility) [7.Mar.11]
Surveillance and the Social Layer (Marginal Utility) [1.Mar.11]
Reading Facebook's Privacy Policy (Marginal Utility) [25.Feb.11]
Dead Media and Mediatized Subjectivity (Marginal Utility) [22.Feb.11]
Useless Labor and Production of the Self (Marginal Utility) [17.Feb.11]
The End of Guitar Hero (Marginal Utility) [11.Feb.11]
Misapprehending What's Popular (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.11]
From the Commodity Self to the Personal Brand (Marginal Utility) [1.Feb.11]
Irony watch (Marginal Utility) [28.Jan.11]
Reverse Schadenfreude and Facebook (Marginal Utility) [27.Jan.11]
Daniel Bell and the cult of efficiency (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.11]
Facebook "Sponsored Stories" (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.11]
Desire as craftsmanship (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.11]
Detroit Ruin Porn (Marginal Utility) [20.Jan.11]
Breaking the Iron Rice Bowl (Marginal Utility) [19.Jan.11]
Ideology and the Left Blogosphere (Marginal Utility) [18.Jan.11]
Surveillance Humor (Marginal Utility) [14.Jan.11]
Shelter from the attention storm (Marginal Utility) [14.Jan.11]
Belarus watch (Marginal Utility) [13.Jan.11]
Tucson shootings (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.11]
Faking yourself as resistance (Marginal Utility) [7.Jan.11]
Existential hoarding (Marginal Utility) [6.Jan.11]
Plutonomy (Marginal Utility) [4.Jan.11]
Distant listening (Marginal Utility) [30.Dec.10]
Getting bored (Marginal Utility) [30.Dec.10]
Social-media psychodrama (Marginal Utility) [25.Dec.10]
Topics (Marginal Utility) [23.Dec.10]
Forced connectivity (Marginal Utility) [17.Dec.10]
The carefree society (Marginal Utility) [14.Dec.10]
Facebook and the New Narcissism (Marginal Utility) [10.Dec.10]
Pleasures of Scoreboard (Marginal Utility) [9.Dec.10]
10 Thoughts About Tao Lin's 'Richard Yates' (Marginal Utility) [8.Dec.10]
Wages and Prizes (Marginal Utility) [7.Dec.10]
Benevolent Advertising (Marginal Utility) [6.Dec.10]
The unemployed and the unemployable (Marginal Utility) [3.Dec.10]
Dignity and Work (Marginal Utility) [2.Dec.10]
Goods Into Stories (Marginal Utility) [1.Dec.10]
MFAs etc. (Marginal Utility) [24.Nov.10]
Paying Attention (Marginal Utility) [21.Nov.10]
The Taxonomical Drive and Girl Talk (Marginal Utility) [19.Nov.10]
Drug Stores Selling Groceries, Lifestyles (Marginal Utility) [14.Nov.10]
Prose Style of the Cognitariet (Marginal Utility) [12.Nov.10]
Even Better Than the Real Thing (Marginal Utility) [8.Nov.10]
Novel in a Month Backlash (Marginal Utility) [5.Nov.10]
Facebook's new mobile platform (Marginal Utility) [4.Nov.10]
"Hipster on food stamps" (Marginal Utility) [2.Nov.10]
Collaborative consumption (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.10]
Metaprotesting and the Stewart/Colbert Event (Marginal Utility) [27.Oct.10]
Head Stomping and the Road to Fascism (Marginal Utility) [26.Oct.10]
Income Inequality Actually Sucks (Marginal Utility) [25.Oct.10]
Personal information markets and anonymity (Marginal Utility) [19.Oct.10]
Consumer Refusal (Marginal Utility) [18.Oct.10]
Chinese consumers (Marginal Utility) [15.Oct.10]
Paradoxes (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.10]
Social capital and the Facebook movie (Marginal Utility) [12.Oct.10]
Sunny Winnipeg (Marginal Utility) [12.Oct.10]
Rented friends (Marginal Utility) [6.Oct.10]
n+1's Diary of a Very Bad Year (Marginal Utility) [5.Oct.10]
Thoughts on Go-gurt (Marginal Utility) [4.Oct.10]
Sundry matters (Marginal Utility) [30.Sep.10]
"Engagement Ads" on Facebook (Marginal Utility) [28.Sep.10]
Leftover thoughts about authenticity (Marginal Utility) [23.Sep.10]
Pattern recognition in social media (Marginal Utility) [21.Sep.10]
A defense of foodie-ism (Marginal Utility) [21.Sep.10]
Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (Marginal Utility) [16.Sep.10]
Eco ego (Marginal Utility) [14.Sep.10]
Sympathy for Zuckerberg (Marginal Utility) [13.Sep.10]
Conversation and Convenience (Marginal Utility) [9.Sep.10]
Vanity Sizing for Men (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.10]
Trader Aldi's (Marginal Utility) [3.Sep.10]
Gmail's Priority Inbox (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.10]
The Treasury Officials and the Bloggers (Marginal Utility) [24.Aug.10]
Family suffering (Marginal Utility) [20.Aug.10]
Belarus Watch (Marginal Utility) [19.Aug.10]
Tipping and Servility (Marginal Utility) [18.Aug.10]
Pod People (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.10]
Convenience and Neoliberalism (Marginal Utility) [13.Aug.10]
Crowdsourced Curation (Marginal Utility) [10.Aug.10]
Self-branding watch (Marginal Utility) [9.Aug.10]
"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom" (Marginal Utility) [9.Aug.10]
Paying for the Internet in Vulnerability (Marginal Utility) [6.Aug.10]
Facebook As Kibbutz (Marginal Utility) [5.Aug.10]
Sowing Ideological Seeds (Marginal Utility) [5.Aug.10]
Death of the Author? (Marginal Utility) [4.Aug.10]
RSS feed blues (Marginal Utility) [30.Jul.10]
Information Processing and Pleasure (Marginal Utility) [29.Jul.10]
Nothing's gonna stop the flow (Marginal Utility) [27.Jul.10]
Permission to Consume (Marginal Utility) [23.Jul.10]
Memes and Marketing (Marginal Utility) [21.Jul.10]
Sundry matters (Marginal Utility) [21.Jul.10]
Postcapitalist life (Marginal Utility) [16.Jul.10]
Worker = Hipster (Marginal Utility) [15.Jul.10]
Denouncing Deadbeats As Political Strategy (Marginal Utility) [14.Jul.10]
Remembering Live Aid (Marginal Utility) [13.Jul.10]
Conservative class warfare (Marginal Utility) [12.Jul.10]
Strategic Defaults of the Rich and Famous (Marginal Utility) [10.Jul.10]
Surreptitious Selling Out (Marginal Utility) [9.Jul.10]
Making Bad Jobs Good (Marginal Utility) [8.Jul.10]
Long live the new efficiencies (Marginal Utility) [7.Jul.10]
New column up (Marginal Utility) [5.Jul.10]
Jobless-Future Watch (Marginal Utility) [2.Jul.10]
The Cultural Production of Teens (Marginal Utility) [1.Jul.10]
Revisiting the Coens' 'Burn After Reading' (Marginal Utility) [29.Jun.10]
Gentrification and Justification (Marginal Utility) [24.Jun.10]
Freegan Identity (Marginal Utility) [23.Jun.10]
Reward Cards, Interchange Fees, Class Warfare (Marginal Utility) [22.Jun.10]
Logan's Run Economy (Marginal Utility) [21.Jun.10]
The Austerity Debate (Marginal Utility) [18.Jun.10]
NBA Arbitrarity (Marginal Utility) [18.Jun.10]
Bourdieu and Bouncers (Marginal Utility) [16.Jun.10]
Autonomism Explained (Marginal Utility) [11.Jun.10]
Backlash to the M.I.A. Backlash (Marginal Utility) [10.Jun.10]
Hang the DJ (Marginal Utility) [8.Jun.10]
Merit pay for teachers (Marginal Utility) [7.Jun.10]
Eva Illouz (Marginal Utility) [5.Jun.10]
Analog fetishes (Marginal Utility) [4.Jun.10]
Immaterial Labor and Cognitive Surplus (Marginal Utility) [2.Jun.10]
The Problem with Reflexive Authenticity (Marginal Utility) [1.Jun.10]
Baroque Theory and Collective Action (Marginal Utility) [31.May.10]
Integrity and Entitlement (Marginal Utility) [28.May.10]
The genius of Stevie Nicks (Marginal Utility) [27.May.10]
Universal Logins and Social Media (Marginal Utility) [27.May.10]
Fake near-misses in gambling (Marginal Utility) [26.May.10]
Marina Abramović at MoMA (Marginal Utility) [25.May.10]
Open-Source Facebook Alternative (Marginal Utility) [21.May.10]
Consumerism and the cold war (Marginal Utility) [20.May.10]
The "Quit Facebook" Meme and More (Marginal Utility) [19.May.10]
Gift Glut (Marginal Utility) [17.May.10]
Immigration and Racism (Marginal Utility) [17.May.10]
I can hear him screaming in my mind (Marginal Utility) [16.May.10]
Identity quanities (Marginal Utility) [11.May.10]
Abstract Thoughts on Identity (Marginal Utility) [7.May.10]
Michael Lewis's 'The Big Short' (Marginal Utility) [5.May.10]
Immigration and the Mark of the Beast (Marginal Utility) [4.May.10]
The iPad As Escape Pod (Marginal Utility) [30.Apr.10]
Mandatory Social Networking (Marginal Utility) [30.Apr.10]
Robot envy and self-tracking (Marginal Utility) [28.Apr.10]
Bookies on Wall Street (Marginal Utility) [27.Apr.10]
Idiot wind (Marginal Utility) [27.Apr.10]
Assessing the Jobless Future (Marginal Utility) [27.Apr.10]
Shame on Arizona (Marginal Utility) [25.Apr.10]
Fashion As "Consumer Entrepreneurship" (Marginal Utility) [22.Apr.10]
Lady Gaga Critique (Marginal Utility) [20.Apr.10]
Structural Unemployment As Social Mobility (Marginal Utility) [19.Apr.10]
Goldman Sachs Sued by SEC (Marginal Utility) [16.Apr.10]
Spirit Airlines's carry-on bag policy (Marginal Utility) [14.Apr.10]
Magnetar (Marginal Utility) [14.Apr.10]
Objects and Experiences (Marginal Utility) [13.Apr.10]
Searching for inspiration (Marginal Utility) [12.Apr.10]
Ringtones (Marginal Utility) [11.Apr.10]
I want my garmonbozia (Marginal Utility) [10.Apr.10]
Fashion Coercion (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.10]
Watch the tram car please (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.10]
Boredom production (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.10]
Conservative communitarianism (Marginal Utility) [2.Apr.10]
Programming the poor (Marginal Utility) [1.Apr.10]
Social Media Anxiety (Marginal Utility) [31.Mar.10]
Marcuse, Schiller and Web 2.0 (Marginal Utility) [30.Mar.10]
Productivity of social media (Marginal Utility) [29.Mar.10]
Useless beauty, etc., etc. (Marginal Utility) [26.Mar.10]
Performative shopping and "hauls" (Marginal Utility) [22.Mar.10]
iPad Is a Portable Billboard (Marginal Utility) [20.Mar.10]
Rock Hard, Chilton (Marginal Utility) [18.Mar.10]
Boredom Production (Marginal Utility) [17.Mar.10]
Hipster Expertise (Marginal Utility) [17.Mar.10]
Hipster Hipster Hipster (Marginal Utility) [16.Mar.10]
Reviews for consumption convenience (Marginal Utility) [15.Mar.10]
"Manufactured uncertainty" (Marginal Utility) [15.Mar.10]
Teaching the textbook controversy (Marginal Utility) [13.Mar.10]
Miscellaneous (Marginal Utility) [11.Mar.10]
Putting the system on trial (Marginal Utility) [10.Mar.10]
Subsidized homeownership (Marginal Utility) [9.Mar.10]
Anti-Monopoly (Marginal Utility) [4.Mar.10]
Clouds in my coffee (Marginal Utility) [3.Mar.10]
Regulation and cultivating ignorance (Marginal Utility) [2.Mar.10]
Swedish Crime Fiction (Marginal Utility) [2.Mar.10]
Forcing Markets to Be Free (Marginal Utility) [1.Mar.10]
Alt.burrito (Marginal Utility) [26.Feb.10]
The things we do for Google (Marginal Utility) [25.Feb.10]
Natural hierarchies and bullying (Marginal Utility) [23.Feb.10]
Power Elite Redux (Marginal Utility) [22.Feb.10]
Am I a gadget? (Marginal Utility) [19.Feb.10]
As Meritocracy Fades, Social Networks Rise (Marginal Utility) [18.Feb.10]
Band name drought (Marginal Utility) [17.Feb.10]
What's the buzz, tell me what's a-happening (Marginal Utility) [16.Feb.10]
R.I.P. Doug Fieger of the Knack (Marginal Utility) [15.Feb.10]
Social flow (Marginal Utility) [12.Feb.10]
Graduate school as trap (Marginal Utility) [10.Feb.10]
Price discrimination watch (Marginal Utility) [10.Feb.10]
The Who sell out (Marginal Utility) [7.Feb.10]
Private life drama, baby, leave me out (Marginal Utility) [7.Feb.10]
The Six-Million-Dollar-Man fantasy (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.10]
It's all one big plastic hassle (Marginal Utility) [3.Feb.10]
But What About the Tract Homes? (Marginal Utility) [2.Feb.10]
Boring Banking (Marginal Utility) [1.Feb.10]
A Theory of Communicative Twittering (Marginal Utility) [29.Jan.10]
DIY Manufacturing, the DRM Future, the iPad (Marginal Utility) [28.Jan.10]
Optimistic ways to be negative (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.10]
A few thoughts on the game (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.10]
Strategic thinking and the financial sector (Marginal Utility) [25.Jan.10]
Nonplaces redux (Marginal Utility) [25.Jan.10]
Design Crime (Marginal Utility) [24.Jan.10]
Curatorial compulsion (Marginal Utility) [22.Jan.10]
Being nowhere (Marginal Utility) [21.Jan.10]
Internet Thought (Marginal Utility) [19.Jan.10]
Melon crazy (Marginal Utility) [18.Jan.10]
Been Digital (Marginal Utility) [17.Jan.10]
Indie Rock in Ads (Marginal Utility) [16.Jan.10]
Moronization and the End of Privacy (Marginal Utility) [15.Jan.10]
Meritocratic Alibis (Marginal Utility) [13.Jan.10]
Part-time smokers (Marginal Utility) [12.Jan.10]
A Historical Note on the Hipster (Marginal Utility) [12.Jan.10]
M6 (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.10]
Possessed by Possessions (Marginal Utility) [8.Jan.10]
A "tyranny" of hits (Marginal Utility) [7.Jan.10]
Why New Music Always Sucks (Marginal Utility) [6.Jan.10]
The Ethics of Price Discrimination (Marginal Utility) [5.Jan.10]
Security theater (Marginal Utility) [4.Jan.10]
Fake friends (Marginal Utility) [31.Dec.09]
Sandinista! (Marginal Utility) [31.Dec.09]
Pleasure procrastination (Marginal Utility) [31.Dec.09]
Avatar and Invisible Republic (Marginal Utility) [28.Dec.09]
Journalism vs. theory (Marginal Utility) [28.Dec.09]
Goodbye, critical consensus (Marginal Utility) [16.Dec.09]
Quitting spectatorhood (Marginal Utility) [16.Dec.09]
Facebook as vanity press (Marginal Utility) [15.Dec.09]
The social factory (Marginal Utility) [14.Dec.09]
Loving things (Marginal Utility) [10.Dec.09]
Vinyl Sales Surge (Marginal Utility) [9.Dec.09]
The Authenticity Fetish (Marginal Utility) [8.Dec.09]
MySpace's Demise (Marginal Utility) [7.Dec.09]
Refuting the paradox of choice (Marginal Utility) [24.Nov.09]
Black Friday (Marginal Utility) [24.Nov.09]
Decade-end lists (Marginal Utility) [23.Nov.09]
'Twilight' and True Love-ism (Marginal Utility) [18.Nov.09]
Font Foolishness (Marginal Utility) [16.Nov.09]
Bonus material: The Coming Insurrection (Marginal Utility) [15.Nov.09]
End of Utopias (Marginal Utility) [13.Nov.09]
The Urban Haute Bourgeousie (Marginal Utility) [11.Nov.09]
Music Discovery Stories (Marginal Utility) [10.Nov.09]
A Quick Theory of the Self (Marginal Utility) [8.Nov.09]
Rent revolt (Marginal Utility) [4.Nov.09]
Fast-fashion culture (Marginal Utility) [3.Nov.09]
How friendship became friending (Marginal Utility) [29.Oct.09]
Cultural libertarianism (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.09]
Smooth-jazzed into submission (Marginal Utility) [27.Oct.09]
(Cognitive) Maps and Legends (Marginal Utility) [22.Oct.09]
Pandora and authentic taste (Marginal Utility) [19.Oct.09]
Free love on the free-love freeway (Marginal Utility) [17.Oct.09]
Cultural-jamming as guerrilla marketing (Marginal Utility) [16.Oct.09]
Cable news mood management (Marginal Utility) [15.Oct.09]
New frugality as old cultural war (Marginal Utility) [8.Oct.09]
Financial innovation for suckers (Marginal Utility) [2.Oct.09]
David Brooks's moral economy (Marginal Utility) [1.Oct.09]
Important art (Marginal Utility) [30.Sep.09]
Vanilla finance and the public option (Marginal Utility) [27.Sep.09]
What we deem rational is ideological (Marginal Utility) [26.Sep.09]
Functionality as design trope (Marginal Utility) [24.Sep.09]
Bonus material, re: online education (Marginal Utility) [23.Sep.09]
Cheap and fat (Marginal Utility) [17.Sep.09]
Ideology and Aesthetic Pleasure (Marginal Utility) [15.Sep.09]
Learned worthlessness (Marginal Utility) [10.Sep.09]
Perfect markets as coercive ideology (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.09]
Right to rampant risk-taking (Marginal Utility) [7.Sep.09]
Private knowledge's value (Marginal Utility) [6.Sep.09]
Health-insurance profits (Marginal Utility) [2.Sep.09]
Good-enough tech (Marginal Utility) [2.Sep.09]
The High Line and claustrophobic design (Marginal Utility) [1.Sep.09]
Nanostories, etc. (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.09]
Resort Motel Architecture in Wildwood (Marginal Utility) [29.Aug.09]
Class consumers (Marginal Utility) [21.Aug.09]
Overfollowing on Twitter (Marginal Utility) [19.Aug.09]
Beatles Rock Band (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.09]
Reified design (Marginal Utility) [14.Aug.09]
Fear of Sharing (Marginal Utility) [13.Aug.09]
Free (Marginal Utility) [11.Aug.09]
Soviet Consumerism (Marginal Utility) [10.Aug.09]
Even more bonus material (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.09]
Stupid Names (Marginal Utility) [6.Aug.09]
Reputation and rescission (Marginal Utility) [5.Aug.09]
Televised food and consumption deskilling (Marginal Utility) [4.Aug.09]
McArdle hatred (Marginal Utility) [31.Jul.09]
The intractable health-care market (Marginal Utility) [29.Jul.09]
Going Analog (Marginal Utility) [28.Jul.09]
Infinite Flameout (Marginal Utility) [27.Jul.09]
More bonus material (Marginal Utility) [27.Jul.09]
Conviction consumption (Marginal Utility) [27.Jul.09]
Japanese 2-D lovers (Marginal Utility) [25.Jul.09]
The Facebook "lobster trap" (Marginal Utility) [24.Jul.09]
Jobless recovery (Marginal Utility) [21.Jul.09]
Maps and legends (Marginal Utility) [20.Jul.09]
Victorian nostalgia (Marginal Utility) [19.Jul.09]
Bonus material (Marginal Utility) [18.Jul.09]
Death of crocs (Marginal Utility) [16.Jul.09]
Clinging to our idiosyncrasy (Marginal Utility) [15.Jul.09]
"The era of frugality" redux redux (Marginal Utility) [13.Jul.09]
Consumption display; or, against sharing (Marginal Utility) [12.Jul.09]
Conspicuous conservation (Marginal Utility) [11.Jul.09]
Fear of specialty stores (Marginal Utility) [9.Jul.09]
Why did people think house prices can't fall? (Marginal Utility) [7.Jul.09]
Real men use their tools (Marginal Utility) [4.Jul.09]
Death of the blogosphere (Marginal Utility) [3.Jul.09]
Slowing down (Marginal Utility) [1.Jul.09]
Tell 'em that it's human nature (Marginal Utility) [30.Jun.09]
Placebos as performance (Marginal Utility) [29.Jun.09]
"A beginning is a very delicate time." (Marginal Utility) [25.Jun.09]
The end of autonomous curiosity (Marginal Utility) [24.Jun.09]
Chitchat and tittle-tattle (Marginal Utility) [24.Jun.09]
The Energy of Conspiracy Theorists (Marginal Utility) [23.Jun.09]
John Is Dead (Marginal Utility) [23.Jun.09]
Semaphore signals (Marginal Utility) [22.Jun.09]
Health insurance and personal responsibility (Marginal Utility) [20.Jun.09]
Dumb movies (Marginal Utility) [19.Jun.09]
Medical waste (Marginal Utility) [18.Jun.09]
Digital anarchy (Marginal Utility) [17.Jun.09]
Corporate 99-cent stores (Marginal Utility) [17.Jun.09]
Exploitation as business model (Marginal Utility) [10.Jun.09]
Blaming everyone and no one (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.09]
Customer satisfaction and American Idol (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.09]
Hooverville Williamsburg (Marginal Utility) [8.Jun.09]
Leave deciders alone (Marginal Utility) [7.Jun.09]
Working for free (Marginal Utility) [5.Jun.09]
Thoughts on Yellowstone (Marginal Utility) [2.Jun.09]
Prince movies (Marginal Utility) [2.Jun.09]
Meme moments (Marginal Utility) [30.May.09]
Sundry music-related matters (Marginal Utility) [28.May.09]
Un-games (Marginal Utility) [26.May.09]
Slacker security (Marginal Utility) [25.May.09]
Alone in the woods (Marginal Utility) [24.May.09]
Costs of free (Marginal Utility) [15.May.09]
Using consumers for housing bets (Marginal Utility) [13.May.09]
Thinking man's filter (Marginal Utility) [12.May.09]
Family photos as entertainment (Marginal Utility) [11.May.09]
Brand hegemony (Marginal Utility) [9.May.09]
Chinese saving (Marginal Utility) [8.May.09]
Digital fetishes (Marginal Utility) [8.May.09]
Speed eating (Marginal Utility) [6.May.09]
Credit-card convenience (Marginal Utility) [5.May.09]
Attention grabber (Marginal Utility) [4.May.09]
The strange suspicion of advertising (Marginal Utility) [30.Apr.09]
Is authenticity born in recessions? (Marginal Utility) [28.Apr.09]
Hiding tastes (Marginal Utility) [28.Apr.09]
Box of books in the trash (Marginal Utility) [27.Apr.09]
Comments on comments (Marginal Utility) [26.Apr.09]
Undoing ideology with policy (Marginal Utility) [24.Apr.09]
Red rocker and knight rider (Marginal Utility) [24.Apr.09]
Defending the authenticity quest (Marginal Utility) [23.Apr.09]
Crybaby bankers (Marginal Utility) [21.Apr.09]
The treadmill of ambition (Marginal Utility) [20.Apr.09]
Yearning for ubiquitous anonymity (Marginal Utility) [18.Apr.09]
Jeans on (Marginal Utility) [17.Apr.09]
A hipster lost generation (Marginal Utility) [17.Apr.09]
Hobby economy (Marginal Utility) [16.Apr.09]
Technological determinism and convenience bias (Marginal Utility) [15.Apr.09]
Information costs (Marginal Utility) [14.Apr.09]
The "gleefully frugal" (Marginal Utility) [13.Apr.09]
The Death of the Hipster (Marginal Utility) [13.Apr.09]
Twittering the revolution (Marginal Utility) [10.Apr.09]
Yes Man and financial hubris (Marginal Utility) [9.Apr.09]
Necessary awkwardness (Marginal Utility) [7.Apr.09]
Desire dependency (Marginal Utility) [7.Apr.09]
Facebook as the new Compuserve (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.09]
Muerte al voice mail (Marginal Utility) [2.Apr.09]
The future of book manufacturing (Marginal Utility) [1.Apr.09]
"Online monoculture" (Marginal Utility) [31.Mar.09]
Bank rescues: the not so New Deal (Marginal Utility) [27.Mar.09]
Commodified intelligence (Marginal Utility) [26.Mar.09]
Reflections on revolution (Marginal Utility) [25.Mar.09]
Memeification (Marginal Utility) [24.Mar.09]
Outsourced motivation (Marginal Utility) [20.Mar.09]
Weak reading (Marginal Utility) [19.Mar.09]
Foucault's Facebook (Marginal Utility) [18.Mar.09]
Dubious economic headlines (Marginal Utility) [17.Mar.09]
The end of newspapers (Marginal Utility) [16.Mar.09]
Virgin Megastores (Marginal Utility) [15.Mar.09]
Failures of social media (Marginal Utility) [13.Mar.09]
Performance theft (Marginal Utility) [12.Mar.09]
Cash is king (Marginal Utility) [11.Mar.09]
Unplayable Tetris (Marginal Utility) [11.Mar.09]
"Bankruptcy for profit" (Marginal Utility) [10.Mar.09]
Kitsch as dehistorisized aesthetics (Marginal Utility) [9.Mar.09]
Realtime and realspace (Marginal Utility) [6.Mar.09]
Descent into autarky (Marginal Utility) [5.Mar.09]
What Hitler read (Marginal Utility) [4.Mar.09]
Work harder at consumption (Marginal Utility) [3.Mar.09]
Diderot effects (Marginal Utility) [2.Mar.09]
Buying an experience (Marginal Utility) [27.Feb.09]
Happy talk (Marginal Utility) [26.Feb.09]
Giving up friendship for Lent (Marginal Utility) [25.Feb.09]
Microaudiences (Marginal Utility) [24.Feb.09]
Telesociality (Marginal Utility) [24.Feb.09]
Middlebrow Oscar (Marginal Utility) [24.Feb.09]
Pepsi people power (Marginal Utility) [22.Feb.09]
Music rating inflation (Marginal Utility) [19.Feb.09]
Shepard Fairey and notoriety art (Marginal Utility) [19.Feb.09]
In praise of Stephen Glass (Marginal Utility) [18.Feb.09]
The craven creative class (Marginal Utility) [17.Feb.09]
Following up (Marginal Utility) [16.Feb.09]
Sex and travel (Marginal Utility) [13.Feb.09]
Fear of Amish (Marginal Utility) [12.Feb.09]
Manufacturing loneliness (Marginal Utility) [11.Feb.09]
Idiot interviewers (Marginal Utility) [10.Feb.09]
Kindle still seems unnecessary (Marginal Utility) [9.Feb.09]
Compensatory chocolate (Marginal Utility) [9.Feb.09]
Theses inspired by Hipster Runoff (Marginal Utility) [5.Feb.09]
Reinflating the housing bubble (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.09]
Twitter and Newspeak (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.09]
The "idea crunch" (Marginal Utility) [2.Feb.09]
Competitve consumption in dormancy (Marginal Utility) [30.Jan.09]
The author as brand (Marginal Utility) [29.Jan.09]
Operational aesthetics in Survivor (Marginal Utility) [28.Jan.09]
Volunteer critics (Marginal Utility) [28.Jan.09]
Twitter shame (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.09]
"Projects for paying attention to attention" (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.09]
Complicated television (Marginal Utility) [25.Jan.09]
Necessary frictions (Marginal Utility) [22.Jan.09]
Crisis opportunity (Marginal Utility) [21.Jan.09]
Facebook holdouts (Marginal Utility) [21.Jan.09]
"Manufacturing consent" for Obama (Marginal Utility) [20.Jan.09]
The sadness of Michael's (Marginal Utility) [17.Jan.09]
Made-up Marx (Marginal Utility) [15.Jan.09]
The necessity of TV ads (Marginal Utility) [15.Jan.09]
Re-editing frenzy (Marginal Utility) [14.Jan.09]
Ain't gonna hang no picture frame (Marginal Utility) [12.Jan.09]
Trying to avoid distraction (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.09]
The alluring danger of dilettantism (Marginal Utility) [8.Jan.09]
More money, more problems (Marginal Utility) [7.Jan.09]
Ereway inway ethay oneymay (Marginal Utility) [6.Jan.09]
Oh, what I want to know is are you kind? (Marginal Utility) [5.Jan.09]
Persuasion industry's assault on personhood (Marginal Utility) [5.Jan.09]
Spending less, buying more (Marginal Utility) [2.Jan.09]
Meaningful inconvenience (Marginal Utility) [31.Dec.08]
Kapital cool (Marginal Utility) [31.Dec.08]
What ads sell when they fail to sell (Marginal Utility) [29.Dec.08]
More on consumer disappointment (Marginal Utility) [28.Dec.08]
The importance of disappointment (Marginal Utility) [25.Dec.08]
Beauty as prisoner's dilemma (Marginal Utility) [24.Dec.08]
Twitter: the ultimate advertising medium (Marginal Utility) [23.Dec.08]
Do brands have personalities? (Marginal Utility) [22.Dec.08]
Teen angst continuing to pay off well (Marginal Utility) [22.Dec.08]
Gendered gift-giving angst (Marginal Utility) [20.Dec.08]
Medical risks of headbanging (Sound Affects) [19.Dec.08]
Irrationality and shopping "addiction" (Marginal Utility) [18.Dec.08]
Getting zirpish (Marginal Utility) [17.Dec.08]
Consumer atrophy (Marginal Utility) [16.Dec.08]
The Madoff pyramid scheme (Marginal Utility) [15.Dec.08]
Problems with preventing foreclosures (Marginal Utility) [13.Dec.08]
Rebranding disease (Marginal Utility) [10.Dec.08]
The brotherhood of hobos (Marginal Utility) [9.Dec.08]
Consuming and the safety net (Marginal Utility) [8.Dec.08]
Lonely in traffic (Marginal Utility) [7.Dec.08]
Attacking Žižek (Marginal Utility) [4.Dec.08]
Trollope's The Way We Live Now (Marginal Utility) [3.Dec.08]
The opposite of Americans (Marginal Utility) [3.Dec.08]
The financial crisis and generational warfare (Marginal Utility) [2.Dec.08]
Vive Tanta (Marginal Utility) [30.Nov.08]
The worst song ever (Marginal Utility) [28.Nov.08]
Depression modern (Marginal Utility) [27.Nov.08]
"Nocebos" and WebMD disease (Marginal Utility) [25.Nov.08]
Thoughts on Papa John (Marginal Utility) [24.Nov.08]
The bias toward positive reviews (Marginal Utility) [23.Nov.08]
Friendship As Media (Marginal Utility) [23.Nov.08]
The future of the music business (Marginal Utility) [20.Nov.08]
When countries go bankrupt (Marginal Utility) [18.Nov.08]
Fatherly advice from the Last Dictator (Marginal Utility) [17.Nov.08]
Obama as historical rupture (Marginal Utility) [17.Nov.08]
Veblen and the savings rate (Marginal Utility) [16.Nov.08]
Three cheers for being boring (Marginal Utility) [13.Nov.08]
Consumer demand in China (Marginal Utility) [13.Nov.08]
Consumer confidence and optimism (Marginal Utility) [12.Nov.08]
The flight to quality (Marginal Utility) [12.Nov.08]
Against studying novelistic merit (Marginal Utility) [11.Nov.08]
Reflexivity and bubble trouble (Marginal Utility) [10.Nov.08]
Planet Finance (Marginal Utility) [7.Nov.08]
Going generic (Marginal Utility) [6.Nov.08]
Where are the young Republicans? (Marginal Utility) [5.Nov.08]
Postmodern finance (Marginal Utility) [5.Nov.08]
Blaming the weather (Marginal Utility) [3.Nov.08]
The pleasure of multiple selves (Marginal Utility) [2.Nov.08]
The limits of fandom (Marginal Utility) [30.Oct.08]
Harvesting online influencers (Marginal Utility) [29.Oct.08]
Forced smiles (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.08]
When shows get "televisiony" (Marginal Utility) [24.Oct.08]
Greenspan's principal-agent problem (Marginal Utility) [24.Oct.08]
"The 'Nothing But Flowers' fallacy" (Marginal Utility) [23.Oct.08]
False memories and advertising (Marginal Utility) [22.Oct.08]
Second stimulus (Marginal Utility) [21.Oct.08]
Doing it to debt (Marginal Utility) [20.Oct.08]
Screw hedge funds -- smoke weed (Marginal Utility) [17.Oct.08]
The pejorative "gay" (Marginal Utility) [16.Oct.08]
"The faith-based economy" (Marginal Utility) [15.Oct.08]
Indebtedness is not moral weakness (Marginal Utility) [15.Oct.08]
The End of A&R (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.08]
God bless text messaging (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.08]
Institutionalizing savings (Marginal Utility) [13.Oct.08]
Income inequality as source of financial chaos (Marginal Utility) [10.Oct.08]
She ain't heavy (Sound Affects) [9.Oct.08]
Album cover context (Marginal Utility) [8.Oct.08]
Guys with cats: "extra special" (Marginal Utility) [7.Oct.08]
Commercial paper (Marginal Utility) [7.Oct.08]
The consolations of branding (Marginal Utility) [6.Oct.08]
Ubiquitous measurement (Marginal Utility) [3.Oct.08]
Privacy and publicity (Marginal Utility) [2.Oct.08]
Joe Six-Pack goes to Washington (Marginal Utility) [1.Oct.08]
Punk's not dead, it's buttery (Sound Affects) [1.Oct.08]
Public and private selves (Marginal Utility) [30.Sep.08]
Band as brand (Marginal Utility) [29.Sep.08]
Fomenting narcissism (Marginal Utility) [28.Sep.08]
Demise of the Mediterranean diet (Marginal Utility) [24.Sep.08]
The take-away lifestyle (Marginal Utility) [23.Sep.08]
Bad bailout (Marginal Utility) [22.Sep.08]
Risieria San Sabba (Marginal Utility) [21.Sep.08]
How to fight Googlephobia (Marginal Utility) [10.Sep.08]
Regarding "Channels of Desire" (Marginal Utility) [9.Sep.08]
Growing Up at the Side of Chairman Mao (Sound Affects) [8.Sep.08]
Broadcasting the self (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.08]
Is music still a product? (Marginal Utility) [5.Sep.08]
The subtext of "Drill baby drill" (Marginal Utility) [4.Sep.08]
The roots of kleptocracy (Marginal Utility) [4.Sep.08]
The Numerati, by Stephen Baker (Marginal Utility) [3.Sep.08]
The credit experience (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.08]
Against curiosity (Marginal Utility) [25.Aug.08]
Can't save, won't save (Marginal Utility) [25.Aug.08]
Happy nations (Marginal Utility) [23.Aug.08]
Beyond the threshold of Burgertime (Marginal Utility) [20.Aug.08]
The Aldi alternative (Marginal Utility) [20.Aug.08]
The birth of the wrongness (Marginal Utility) [18.Aug.08]
Wrongness and Family Guy (Marginal Utility) [14.Aug.08]
Brand anorexia (Marginal Utility) [13.Aug.08]
Harmful efficiencies (Marginal Utility) [12.Aug.08]
Fear of merging (Marginal Utility) [11.Aug.08]
How brands prime behavior (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.08]
Advertising as creative destruction (Marginal Utility) [6.Aug.08]
"The exceptionalist fallacy" (Marginal Utility) [6.Aug.08]
Stereotyping musical genres (Sound Affects) [5.Aug.08]
Don't worry, be happy (Marginal Utility) [5.Aug.08]
Fashionable apathy and the power elite (Marginal Utility) [3.Aug.08]
Hipster hatred (Marginal Utility) [1.Aug.08]
Eating symbols (Marginal Utility) [31.Jul.08]
Connoisseurship and snobbery (Marginal Utility) [30.Jul.08]
The myth of critical distance (Marginal Utility) [29.Jul.08]
The Truman Show Delusion (Marginal Utility) [25.Jul.08]
Looking for clues (Marginal Utility) [24.Jul.08]
Tired of making choices (Marginal Utility) [23.Jul.08]
The lost culture of thrift (Marginal Utility) [22.Jul.08]
Hyperopia hype (Marginal Utility) [16.Jul.08]
Face management (Marginal Utility) [15.Jul.08]
Fanny and Freddie Got Fingered (Marginal Utility) [14.Jul.08]
Advertisements for ourselves (Marginal Utility) [11.Jul.08]
Everybody is a star (Marginal Utility) [10.Jul.08]
Random friends (Marginal Utility) [9.Jul.08]
Corporate rock apotheosis (Sound Affects) [8.Jul.08]
A Minsky moment (Marginal Utility) [8.Jul.08]
Antisocial networking (Marginal Utility) [7.Jul.08]
Starred items are forever (Marginal Utility) [2.Jul.08]
The Eiffel Tower as fountain of illogic (Marginal Utility) [1.Jul.08]
Other people's mixtapes (Marginal Utility) [30.Jun.08]
Anonymous authority (Marginal Utility) [26.Jun.08]
Environmentalism as aspirational brand (Marginal Utility) [25.Jun.08]
Copyright of Murakami (Marginal Utility) [24.Jun.08]
The return of vinyl (Marginal Utility) [23.Jun.08]
The time cost of free goods (Marginal Utility) [20.Jun.08]
Precious moments (Marginal Utility) [18.Jun.08]
Bogus babymaking crises (Marginal Utility) [17.Jun.08]
The copyright industry arms race (Marginal Utility) [13.Jun.08]
The great bourgeois virtues (Marginal Utility) [12.Jun.08]
Versioning and the Kindle (Marginal Utility) [11.Jun.08]
More on the promotional culture (Marginal Utility) [10.Jun.08]
Absorbed with gadgets (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.08]
Evaluative criticism (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.08]
Financial fictions (Marginal Utility) [7.Jun.08]
The Whitburn Project (Sound Affects) [6.Jun.08]
Snakeskin Jacket Syndrome (Marginal Utility) [6.Jun.08]
Avant-garde marketing (Marginal Utility) [5.Jun.08]
The travails of the megawealthy (Marginal Utility) [5.Jun.08]
Rob Walker's Buying In (Marginal Utility) [4.Jun.08]
Ostentatious gastronomy (Marginal Utility) [3.Jun.08]
Turning goods into experiences (Marginal Utility) [2.Jun.08]
Why are oil prices so high? (Marginal Utility) [29.May.08]
Dead brands (Marginal Utility) [21.May.08]
Having more money vs. buying cheaper goods (Marginal Utility) [20.May.08]
The homeownership cult (Marginal Utility) [19.May.08]
Taste the music (Marginal Utility) [19.May.08]
Manufacturing neuroticism (Marginal Utility) [16.May.08]
The end of record stores (Marginal Utility) [14.May.08]
The New Yorker's 100 essential jazz albums (Sound Affects) [13.May.08]
The conserver society (Marginal Utility) [13.May.08]
"The Hype Cycle" (Marginal Utility) [12.May.08]
Black Metal Baking (Sound Affects) [12.May.08]
Protest branding (Marginal Utility) [12.May.08]
Participatory surveillence (Marginal Utility) [10.May.08]
Wealthy time (Marginal Utility) [9.May.08]
Difficult theory (Marginal Utility) [6.May.08]
Defying the stimulus (Marginal Utility) [6.May.08]
Green thumb strategy (Marginal Utility) [2.May.08]
The unheard music (Marginal Utility) [1.May.08]
The "atmosphere of craven conformity" (Marginal Utility) [30.Apr.08]
The Most Unwanted Song (Sound Affects) [29.Apr.08]
Social surplus or accursed share? (Marginal Utility) [29.Apr.08]
Homeownership ideology (Marginal Utility) [24.Apr.08]
A fifth column at the Wall Street Journal (Marginal Utility) [23.Apr.08]
Silent rave (Marginal Utility) [21.Apr.08]
Jettisoning aesthetic fundamentals (Marginal Utility) [18.Apr.08]
Caring about the music business (Marginal Utility) [16.Apr.08]
"Starve your neighbor" (Marginal Utility) [15.Apr.08]
Grounded planes (Marginal Utility) [11.Apr.08]
Deconstruction time again (Marginal Utility) [10.Apr.08]
Housing as "forced savings" (Marginal Utility) [8.Apr.08]
The return of Malthus (Marginal Utility) [7.Apr.08]
Triumph of the will (Marginal Utility) [4.Apr.08]
Only weirdos rent (Marginal Utility) [3.Apr.08]
Social gaming (Marginal Utility) [2.Apr.08]
Trash-outs as performance art (Marginal Utility) [1.Apr.08]
No smiles (Marginal Utility) [30.Mar.08]
Beating Zippy (Marginal Utility) [28.Mar.08]
Gimmie shelter (Marginal Utility) [21.Mar.08]
Twilight of the English professors (Marginal Utility) [19.Mar.08]
Enemies of the ownership society (Marginal Utility) [18.Mar.08]
Bear Stearns less valuable than A-Rod (Marginal Utility) [17.Mar.08]
Feeling sorry for sex (Marginal Utility) [13.Mar.08]
The Fed's latest bailout (Marginal Utility) [12.Mar.08]
Secrets of the Emperors Club (Marginal Utility) [12.Mar.08]
The end of A&R (Marginal Utility) [11.Mar.08]
Social-conservative theory, an oxymoron? (Marginal Utility) [6.Mar.08]
Consuming the idea of productivity (Marginal Utility) [4.Mar.08]
Kids as consumer goods (Marginal Utility) [3.Mar.08]
Twelve steps to financial disaster (Marginal Utility) [29.Feb.08]
Socialism's moral failure (Marginal Utility) [25.Feb.08]
Too many stores? (Marginal Utility) [21.Feb.08]
Country-fried bigotry (Marginal Utility) [19.Feb.08]
Feeling single (Marginal Utility) [14.Feb.08]
Bastiat and the consumer's point of view (Marginal Utility) [13.Feb.08]
Two-year lifespan of social networks (Marginal Utility) [11.Feb.08]
Cutting credit cards (Marginal Utility) [8.Feb.08]
Polarization (Marginal Utility) [7.Feb.08]
Long live philistinism (Marginal Utility) [5.Feb.08]
Completely incomplete (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.08]
Metablog blogging (Marginal Utility) [2.Feb.08]
Scientific sanction to love (Marginal Utility) [1.Feb.08]
The taste of luxury (Marginal Utility) [29.Jan.08]
Hedonic marriage (Marginal Utility) [24.Jan.08]
Manufacturing demand for mortgages (Marginal Utility) [22.Jan.08]
Paid followers (Marginal Utility) [21.Jan.08]
Crowdsourced art (Marginal Utility) [17.Jan.08]
Blame the mortgage brokers (Marginal Utility) [16.Jan.08]
Necessary bubbles (Marginal Utility) [14.Jan.08]
Individualist totalitarians (Marginal Utility) [12.Jan.08]
The ease-of-influence factor (Marginal Utility) [10.Jan.08]
Making deals with oneself (Marginal Utility) [9.Jan.08]
Starbucks and McDonald's (Marginal Utility) [8.Jan.08]
Boredom as character flaw (Marginal Utility) [7.Jan.08]
Price incentives and peer production (Marginal Utility) [4.Jan.08]
Cultural consumption at the margins (Marginal Utility) [3.Jan.08]
Small business sentimentality (Marginal Utility) [30.Dec.07]
Disappointed bridges (Marginal Utility) [28.Dec.07]
Egalitarian customer service (Marginal Utility) [26.Dec.07]
Forever catalogs (Marginal Utility) [24.Dec.07]
The NAR's sunshine boys (Marginal Utility) [18.Dec.07]
Waiting for the Rhapsody (Marginal Utility) [18.Dec.07]
"Reading the spreadsheets upside down" (Marginal Utility) [17.Dec.07]
Texting love (Marginal Utility) [14.Dec.07]
Winning at white elephant (Marginal Utility) [13.Dec.07]
Joy in repetition (Marginal Utility) [12.Dec.07]
Taste versus curiosity (Marginal Utility) [10.Dec.07]
Mall shootings (Marginal Utility) [7.Dec.07]
The evils of word-of-mouth advertising (Marginal Utility) [4.Dec.07]
Prime subprime borrowers (Marginal Utility) [3.Dec.07]
Top down culture (Marginal Utility) [30.Nov.07]
Post-commercial entertainment (Marginal Utility) [27.Nov.07]
Consumer confidence and consumerism (Marginal Utility) [23.Nov.07]
Condition branding (Marginal Utility) [19.Nov.07]
The ice-men of competitive goofy golf (Marginal Utility) [14.Nov.07]
The attention of last resort (Marginal Utility) [13.Nov.07]
Speed dating data (Marginal Utility) [12.Nov.07]
Affordable luxury (Marginal Utility) [9.Nov.07]
Headbanger's dole (Marginal Utility) [8.Nov.07]
Ironic tourism (Marginal Utility) [7.Nov.07]
Blabber jammers (Marginal Utility) [5.Nov.07]
Cavestomp 2007 (Marginal Utility) [4.Nov.07]
Costumes are creepy (Marginal Utility) [31.Oct.07]
Timeless (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.07]
Haggling (Marginal Utility) [25.Oct.07]
Smoking crack (Marginal Utility) [23.Oct.07]
Vicariousness in Trollope (Marginal Utility) [22.Oct.07]
Manly Sunday (Marginal Utility) [21.Oct.07]
Facebook's future (Marginal Utility) [19.Oct.07]
Political transvestism (Marginal Utility) [18.Oct.07]
Priests and jesters (Marginal Utility) [17.Oct.07]
Ideological education (Marginal Utility) [16.Oct.07]
Financial narratives (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.07]
Scalping Hannah Montana (Marginal Utility) [12.Oct.07]
Ads for cell phone use (Marginal Utility) [11.Oct.07]
Overrating rating (Marginal Utility) [10.Oct.07]
Market failures (Marginal Utility) [4.Oct.07]
Radiohead becomes economists' favorite band (Marginal Utility) [3.Oct.07]
"Real facts" (Marginal Utility) [2.Oct.07]
Sleaze addiction (Marginal Utility) [26.Sep.07]
Overtime and meaningful work (Marginal Utility) [25.Sep.07]
Greenspan's media blitz (Marginal Utility) [23.Sep.07]
More on disaster capitalism (Marginal Utility) [16.Sep.07]
The return of the last intellectual (Marginal Utility) [15.Sep.07]
The dark secrets of the Denver Airport (Marginal Utility) [14.Sep.07]
Disaster capitalism (Marginal Utility) [12.Sep.07]
Did Americans really want McMansions? (Marginal Utility) [12.Sep.07]
The "greening of Wal-Mart" (Marginal Utility) [11.Sep.07]
A few theses about the Beatles (Marginal Utility) [10.Sep.07]
Nimbyism and environmental justice (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.07]
Burning the early adopters (Marginal Utility) [7.Sep.07]
Opera for the masses (Marginal Utility) [6.Sep.07]
Trickle-down recession (Marginal Utility) [5.Sep.07]
Bankerpalooza (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.07]
Digital books (Marginal Utility) [29.Aug.07]
Winds of creative destruction (Marginal Utility) [28.Aug.07]
Photographs as heirlooms (Marginal Utility) [22.Aug.07]
Rolling off a cliff (Marginal Utility) [21.Aug.07]
Hard news (Marginal Utility) [20.Aug.07]
Correction and amplification (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.07]
Decline and fall (Marginal Utility) [14.Aug.07]
Flexible labor utopia (Marginal Utility) [13.Aug.07]
Chinese booze (Marginal Utility) [12.Aug.07]
Coffee is hard (Marginal Utility) [7.Aug.07]
Vernacular Art (Marginal Utility) [6.Aug.07]
Infinite sustain (Marginal Utility) [31.Jul.07]
Identity as byproduct (Marginal Utility) [24.Jul.07]
Folk jam (Marginal Utility) [22.Jul.07]
Preppy paradox (Marginal Utility) [20.Jul.07]
Lead and pica (Marginal Utility) [17.Jul.07]
Sprezzatura and style (Marginal Utility) [16.Jul.07]
Richardson's Pamela as management treatise (Marginal Utility) [13.Jul.07]
People take pictures of each other (Marginal Utility) [12.Jul.07]
Inorganic democracy (Marginal Utility) [10.Jul.07]
Hipster politics (Marginal Utility) [9.Jul.07]
Anticipated terrorism (Marginal Utility) [7.Jul.07]
Terrorism and class struggle (Marginal Utility) [5.Jul.07]
"The red holidays of genius have begun" (Marginal Utility) [2.Jul.07]
Dumpster diving (Marginal Utility) [26.Jun.07]
Chevy Chase's Fletch as hipster creep (Marginal Utility) [25.Jun.07]
Baby branding (Marginal Utility) [22.Jun.07]
The meosphere and behavioral targeting (Marginal Utility) [20.Jun.07]
Bourgeois blues (Marginal Utility) [19.Jun.07]
Thick and thin (Marginal Utility) [14.Jun.07]
Playing chess against a computer (Marginal Utility) [14.Jun.07]
Stumbling on Bibles (Marginal Utility) [14.Jun.07]
Music subscriptions (Marginal Utility) [11.Jun.07]
Conquesting (Marginal Utility) [11.Jun.07]
Brand consciousness as capital (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.07]
Desperation as business model (Marginal Utility) [8.Jun.07]
The default effect (Marginal Utility) [7.Jun.07]
Trash treasures (Marginal Utility) [6.Jun.07]
Gastarbeiteren (Marginal Utility) [5.Jun.07]
"Letting the dandelions grow" (Marginal Utility) [30.May.07]
"Ultimate convenience" (Marginal Utility) [27.May.07]
Chinese arithmetic (Marginal Utility) [26.May.07]
All sold out (Marginal Utility) [25.May.07]
Franglish (Marginal Utility) [23.May.07]
The ocean of bliss (Marginal Utility) [22.May.07]
Gasoline gouging (Marginal Utility) [21.May.07]
The ecstasy of boredom (Marginal Utility) [19.May.07]
Twittering (Marginal Utility) [19.May.07]
Returns to education (Marginal Utility) [18.May.07]
Is college a waste of money? (Marginal Utility) [17.May.07]
Foodie infantilism and vanity (Marginal Utility) [16.May.07]
Financial stupidity (Marginal Utility) [15.May.07]
What's left (Marginal Utility) [14.May.07]
Happy? (Marginal Utility) [12.May.07]
The moral part of the brain (Marginal Utility) [11.May.07]
Income inequality as symptom (Marginal Utility) [10.May.07]
Rent exhaustion and retail giveaways (Marginal Utility) [9.May.07]
Discouraging free labor (Marginal Utility) [8.May.07]
Sprezzatura for brands (Marginal Utility) [7.May.07]
Using music (Marginal Utility) [4.May.07]
Credentialism and critical thought (Marginal Utility) [3.May.07]
Bottled water snobbery (Marginal Utility) [1.May.07]
Context externalities (Marginal Utility) [1.May.07]
Web sharecropping (Marginal Utility) [27.Apr.07]
Novel reading (Marginal Utility) [26.Apr.07]
Difficult poetry (Marginal Utility) [25.Apr.07]
Job consciousness (Marginal Utility) [24.Apr.07]
Authenticity traps (Marginal Utility) [23.Apr.07]
Farm subsidies (Marginal Utility) [23.Apr.07]
Visual pollution (Marginal Utility) [20.Apr.07]
Incentives to work and spend (Marginal Utility) [19.Apr.07]
Patient and inconsiderate (Marginal Utility) [17.Apr.07]
Fictions of musical taste (Marginal Utility) [16.Apr.07]
Orphan brands (Marginal Utility) [15.Apr.07]
The American Health Care Money-go-round (Marginal Utility) [14.Apr.07]
Convenience and material culture (Marginal Utility) [11.Apr.07]
Paying people in work (Marginal Utility) [10.Apr.07]
Cheap beer and violence (Marginal Utility) [10.Apr.07]
Innovation and fashion (Marginal Utility) [9.Apr.07]
Credit democratization (Marginal Utility) [8.Apr.07]
Perilous productivity (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.07]
Realistic optimism: oxymoron (Marginal Utility) [5.Apr.07]
Chocolate Jesus (Marginal Utility) [3.Apr.07]
A trip to exclusivity (Marginal Utility) [2.Apr.07]
Microfinance and subprime borrowing (Marginal Utility) [29.Mar.07]
The Postmodern Condition (Marginal Utility) [27.Mar.07]
"Two Lovers" by Mary Wells (Marginal Utility) [26.Mar.07]
Management theory (Marginal Utility) [26.Mar.07]
Elevated (Marginal Utility) [24.Mar.07]
March madness (Marginal Utility) [18.Mar.07]
Overborrowing (Marginal Utility) [16.Mar.07]
Selling your attention (Marginal Utility) [13.Mar.07]
Pseudoconservativism (Marginal Utility) [12.Mar.07]
Fight this generation (Marginal Utility) [11.Mar.07]
Clout of iTunes (Marginal Utility) [9.Mar.07]
Jean Baudrillard, RIP (Marginal Utility) [8.Mar.07]
Buying into the American Dream (Marginal Utility) [7.Mar.07]
Privacy: class matter, not generation gap? (Marginal Utility) [5.Mar.07]
Compulsive self-revelation (Marginal Utility) [5.Mar.07]
Introversion as sensitivity (Marginal Utility) [1.Mar.07]
Slackers, hipsters (Marginal Utility) [1.Mar.07]
Pent-up pessimism (Marginal Utility) [28.Feb.07]
Sororities and social awkwardness (Marginal Utility) [27.Feb.07]
"Rock Me Tonite" (Marginal Utility) [26.Feb.07]
Cold war nostalgia (Marginal Utility) [24.Feb.07]
Entertaining the poor (Marginal Utility) [23.Feb.07]
Hook-up culture (Marginal Utility) [22.Feb.07]
Metablogging (Marginal Utility) [21.Feb.07]
Sub-prime lending (Marginal Utility) [21.Feb.07]
Supercities and trustafarians (Marginal Utility) [20.Feb.07]
Britney's breakdown in Tarzana (Marginal Utility) [19.Feb.07]
The gift economy (Marginal Utility) [18.Feb.07]
Motivational research and the death drive (Marginal Utility) [16.Feb.07]
The porn supply (Marginal Utility) [15.Feb.07]
Is this love or just revolution? (Marginal Utility) [14.Feb.07]
Phoning it in (Marginal Utility) [13.Feb.07]
Beauty and its enemies (Marginal Utility) [9.Feb.07]
Everyone an outsider artist (Marginal Utility) [8.Feb.07]
The iTunes personality test (Marginal Utility) [7.Feb.07]
Super Bowl ads vs. service workers (Marginal Utility) [6.Feb.07]
Induced alexithymia (Marginal Utility) [5.Feb.07]
Catwalk robots (Marginal Utility) [3.Feb.07]
Health care in America (Marginal Utility) [2.Feb.07]
Ad creeps (Marginal Utility) [1.Feb.07]
Income inquality creates political inequality (Marginal Utility) [31.Jan.07]
Historical gambling (Marginal Utility) [30.Jan.07]
Ad generator (Marginal Utility) [30.Jan.07]
The libidinal economy of "Simon Says" (Marginal Utility) [29.Jan.07]
Let them eat brands (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.07]
Consumption inequality (Marginal Utility) [25.Jan.07]
"Mellow out or you will pay" (Marginal Utility) [24.Jan.07]
Business Heaven (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.07]
Buying autonomy at the check-out counter (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.07]
Revenge of hope (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.07]
Variety shows (Marginal Utility) [22.Jan.07]
Economics of free (Marginal Utility) [19.Jan.07]
A representative from Corwood Industries (Marginal Utility) [18.Jan.07]
The end of music collecting (Marginal Utility) [15.Jan.07]
Freecycle and utility traps (Marginal Utility) [12.Jan.07]
Against happiness (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.07]
iPhone? iDontCare (Marginal Utility) [10.Jan.07]
Brand equity and class warfare (Marginal Utility) [10.Jan.07]
Adam Smith's moral philosophy (Marginal Utility) [9.Jan.07]
Taste arguments (Marginal Utility) [5.Jan.07]
Hayekian literary studies (Marginal Utility) [3.Jan.07]
The shrunken Wall Street Journal (Marginal Utility) [2.Jan.07]
The tropic of Sir Galahad (Marginal Utility) [30.Dec.06]
Indisposability (Marginal Utility) [29.Dec.06]
Amusia (Marginal Utility) [27.Dec.06]
Instilling the fear of success (Marginal Utility) [26.Dec.06]
Cash is king (Marginal Utility) [25.Dec.06]
Ones and zeros (Marginal Utility) [21.Dec.06]
The pursuit of loneliness (Marginal Utility) [20.Dec.06]
The pop cognoscenti and the holiday spirit (Marginal Utility) [19.Dec.06]
Form separate lines (Marginal Utility) [18.Dec.06]
Robotic love (Marginal Utility) [15.Dec.06]
Vanity activism (Marginal Utility) [14.Dec.06]
Consumption inequality (Marginal Utility) [13.Dec.06]
Gift woes (Marginal Utility) [12.Dec.06]
Family sentimentality (Marginal Utility) [11.Dec.06]
Ideas 2006 (Marginal Utility) [9.Dec.06]
Unboxing (Marginal Utility) [8.Dec.06]
Up on the Catwalk (Marginal Utility) [7.Dec.06]
Cultural production for fun and...well, fun (Marginal Utility) [6.Dec.06]
The TLS and the egregious she (Marginal Utility) [6.Dec.06]
"Approximeeting" ourselves (Marginal Utility) [5.Dec.06]
"Economic calculus" and the end of curiosity (Marginal Utility) [4.Dec.06]
Patent medicine as paradigm (Marginal Utility) [1.Dec.06]
Modern life in Maricopa County (Marginal Utility) [29.Nov.06]
Mommies' remorse (Marginal Utility) [22.Nov.06]
Income inequality in charts and graphs (Marginal Utility) [21.Nov.06]
Milton Friedman is dead (Marginal Utility) [16.Nov.06]
Entertainment as attention (Marginal Utility) [15.Nov.06]
Rape logic (Marginal Utility) [14.Nov.06]
Suburbanal pals (Marginal Utility) [13.Nov.06]
MarketThink and moderateness (Marginal Utility) [12.Nov.06]
Ugly cars (Marginal Utility) [10.Nov.06]
The price of noble gestures (Marginal Utility) [8.Nov.06]
Armand de Brignac (Marginal Utility) [7.Nov.06]
Who wants to be a paparazzo? (Marginal Utility) [6.Nov.06]
Simulating yourself (Marginal Utility) [5.Nov.06]
Silas Lapham and self-interest (Marginal Utility) [3.Nov.06]
"The new gilded age" (Marginal Utility) [2.Nov.06]
Smoke signals (Marginal Utility) [1.Nov.06]
The dangers of autodidacticism (Marginal Utility) [31.Oct.06]
This just in: Women enjoy shopping (Marginal Utility) [30.Oct.06]
Connoisseurs of emotion (Marginal Utility) [27.Oct.06]
Big-box-store Götterdämmerung? (Marginal Utility) [24.Oct.06]
Cost of children (Marginal Utility) [23.Oct.06]
Starbucks as a cultural filter (Marginal Utility) [22.Oct.06]
The demise of niche marketing (Marginal Utility) [20.Oct.06]
File-sharing decoys as ads (Marginal Utility) [19.Oct.06]
Fat taxes (Marginal Utility) [18.Oct.06]
Youth as authenticity (Marginal Utility) [17.Oct.06]
Cosmetic surgery as clothing (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.06]
Freedom from Choice (Marginal Utility) [13.Oct.06]
Pop music critics: Raconteurs or racketeers? (Marginal Utility) [11.Oct.06]
Defining altruism as impossible (Marginal Utility) [10.Oct.06]
Damn Yankees (Marginal Utility) [9.Oct.06]
Listener fatigue (Marginal Utility) [5.Oct.06]
Extended warranties (Marginal Utility) [5.Oct.06]
Despicable, but all too rational (Marginal Utility) [4.Oct.06]
other Desert Cities (Marginal Utility) [3.Oct.06]
The security of humorlessness (Marginal Utility) [2.Oct.06]
Risk compensation (Marginal Utility) [29.Sep.06]
Mortgaged future watch (Marginal Utility) [28.Sep.06]
Aggressive driving (Marginal Utility) [27.Sep.06]
The snobbery of Wal-Mart rejection (Marginal Utility) [26.Sep.06]
Emulating machines (Marginal Utility) [25.Sep.06]
Retail stocks (Marginal Utility) [22.Sep.06]
Virtual fashion and zero-sum games (Marginal Utility) [22.Sep.06]
Adorno for pop critics (Marginal Utility) [20.Sep.06]
Blackjack, the new poker? (Marginal Utility) [19.Sep.06]
iTunes 7 (Marginal Utility) [18.Sep.06]
Perverse financial incentives (Marginal Utility) [16.Sep.06]
Meritocracy and likability (Marginal Utility) [14.Sep.06]
Diminishing returns on obscure tastes (Marginal Utility) [13.Sep.06]
Asymmetric paternalism (Marginal Utility) [12.Sep.06]
A few anecdotes (Marginal Utility) [11.Sep.06]
Serendipity (Marginal Utility) [10.Sep.06]
Why theory? (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.06]
Organic Wal-Mart (Marginal Utility) [7.Sep.06]
The politics of envy (Marginal Utility) [6.Sep.06]
Online house shopping (Marginal Utility) [6.Sep.06]
I love to say dada (Marginal Utility) [2.Sep.06]
Punk rock deathwatch (Marginal Utility) [1.Sep.06]
Vegetarian bigotry (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.06]
Truths from books (Marginal Utility) [30.Aug.06]
Wal-Mart's purchasing power trade-off (Marginal Utility) [30.Aug.06]
Collecting people (Marginal Utility) [29.Aug.06]
The use of anti-irony (Marginal Utility) [28.Aug.06]
Tattoo nation (Marginal Utility) [27.Aug.06]
Cool jobs (Marginal Utility) [25.Aug.06]
Arbitrarity and evolutionary psychology (Marginal Utility) [24.Aug.06]
Bodegas (Marginal Utility) [23.Aug.06]
The anxiety of property (Marginal Utility) [23.Aug.06]
Sexy ads for girls (Marginal Utility) [21.Aug.06]
The professionals (Marginal Utility) [21.Aug.06]
Fausse route feminism (Marginal Utility) [18.Aug.06]
Coming soon: ads on your phone (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.06]
Alone time (Marginal Utility) [16.Aug.06]
Who needs satellite radio? (Marginal Utility) [15.Aug.06]
Ticket auctions (Marginal Utility) [15.Aug.06]
Showgirls (Marginal Utility) [14.Aug.06]
Leisure counselors (Marginal Utility) [12.Aug.06]
The cost of beauty (Marginal Utility) [10.Aug.06]
Gendered behavior (Marginal Utility) [9.Aug.06]
Meet Joe Francis (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.06]
More on brand friends (Marginal Utility) [7.Aug.06]
Third-wave feminist joins Sesame Street cast (Marginal Utility) [7.Aug.06]
The compulsion to confess (Marginal Utility) [3.Aug.06]
No-frills Germans repel Wal-Mart (Marginal Utility) [3.Aug.06]
Commonsensical slugs (Marginal Utility) [2.Aug.06]
Zukünftiger Kulturkampf (Marginal Utility) [1.Aug.06]
Self-checkout and self-importance (Marginal Utility) [31.Jul.06]
Brand friends (Marginal Utility) [30.Jul.06]
Ownership of time (Marginal Utility) [28.Jul.06]
Conspicuous cognition (Marginal Utility) [27.Jul.06]
Fashion gravitas (Marginal Utility) [26.Jul.06]
Culture and perpetual triage (Marginal Utility) [25.Jul.06]
Street styles (Marginal Utility) [24.Jul.06]
Low voltage (Marginal Utility) [24.Jul.06]
Derrida for CEOs (Marginal Utility) [20.Jul.06]
Lotteries and voting (Marginal Utility) [19.Jul.06]
Don't Talk Like (Marginal Utility) [18.Jul.06]
Real friends (Marginal Utility) [18.Jul.06]
Fake parks (Marginal Utility) [17.Jul.06]
Rooting against fashion (Marginal Utility) [16.Jul.06]
Beyond the profit motive (Marginal Utility) [15.Jul.06]
Creativity (Marginal Utility) [14.Jul.06]
The video-store clerk as icon (Marginal Utility) [13.Jul.06]
Communication breakdown (Marginal Utility) [12.Jul.06]
Electric Cars (Marginal Utility) [10.Jul.06]
Self as niche market (Marginal Utility) [10.Jul.06]
Zoning friendship for commerce (Marginal Utility) [7.Jul.06]
The New South (Marginal Utility) [6.Jul.06]
Generation Porno (Marginal Utility) [5.Jul.06]
Productivist bias (Marginal Utility) [4.Jul.06]
Fashion rocks (Marginal Utility) [3.Jul.06]
Hamdan and the Night of the Long Knives (Marginal Utility) [30.Jun.06]
Childish fun (Marginal Utility) [28.Jun.06]
Pabst Blue Ribbon (Marginal Utility) [28.Jun.06]
Romantic comedy (Marginal Utility) [27.Jun.06]
Private road (Marginal Utility) [26.Jun.06]
Updike's fear of readers (Marginal Utility) [24.Jun.06]
Bus riders (Marginal Utility) [22.Jun.06]
Libertarian democrats (Marginal Utility) [21.Jun.06]
Kissing girls (Marginal Utility) [21.Jun.06]
Meta-listening (Marginal Utility) [20.Jun.06]
Robotic love (Marginal Utility) [20.Jun.06]
Revealed preference (Marginal Utility) [19.Jun.06]
Human milk banquet (Marginal Utility) [17.Jun.06]
Coblabberation (Marginal Utility) [16.Jun.06]
"Moonlight Feels Right" (Marginal Utility) [15.Jun.06]
Personal muzak (Marginal Utility) [14.Jun.06]
Versificators (Marginal Utility) [13.Jun.06]
Golden Gate Bridge (Marginal Utility) [12.Jun.06]
Lord Krideldek's ploy (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.06]
Litterbugs (Marginal Utility) [9.Jun.06]
Self-harm (Marginal Utility) [8.Jun.06]
Gaming airline fares (Marginal Utility) [7.Jun.06]
The error of generosity (Marginal Utility) [6.Jun.06]
Price targeting (Marginal Utility) [5.Jun.06]
Interns (Marginal Utility) [2.Jun.06]
Art into fashion (Marginal Utility) [1.Jun.06]
Empty words (Marginal Utility) [31.May.06]
Business best-sellers (Marginal Utility) [31.May.06]
Books about Dylan (Marginal Utility) [31.May.06]
Video snacking (Marginal Utility) [30.May.06]
Manufactured desire (Marginal Utility) [26.May.06]
Baby photo boom (Marginal Utility) [25.May.06]
Tattoo you (Marginal Utility) [24.May.06]
Theses about commercial fiction (Marginal Utility) [23.May.06]
Which beer am I? (Marginal Utility) [22.May.06]
We are all stupid girls (Marginal Utility) [19.May.06]
Crazy creativity (Marginal Utility) [18.May.06]
Attention Economy redux (Marginal Utility) [17.May.06]
"Stupid Girls" (Marginal Utility) [16.May.06]
Tuangou (Marginal Utility) [16.May.06]
Whitney Biennial (Marginal Utility) [14.May.06]
Broken windows (Marginal Utility) [12.May.06]
"Poptimism": The Death of Pop Criticism (Marginal Utility) [11.May.06]
Me media and self-induced shallowness (Marginal Utility) [11.May.06]
Perfect credulity (Marginal Utility) [10.May.06]
Clean and simple (Marginal Utility) [9.May.06]
Plagiarism's future (Marginal Utility) [7.May.06]
Chindogu (Marginal Utility) [5.May.06]
American values (Marginal Utility) [5.May.06]
Pricing songs (Marginal Utility) [4.May.06]
Leonard Cohen, what happened? (Marginal Utility) [2.May.06]
Radio personality (Marginal Utility) [2.May.06]
Social mobility (Marginal Utility) [1.May.06]
The triumph of the self-aware (Marginal Utility) [28.Apr.06]
The Notorious Bettie Page (Marginal Utility) [28.Apr.06]
American Apparel and youth utopia (Marginal Utility) [27.Apr.06]
Art's value (Marginal Utility) [26.Apr.06]
Ornament and crime (Marginal Utility) [26.Apr.06]
The desire drug (Marginal Utility) [25.Apr.06]
Confusion pricing (Marginal Utility) [24.Apr.06]
The pejorative gay (Marginal Utility) [21.Apr.06]
The Stork Club of our imagination (Marginal Utility) [20.Apr.06]
I hate capri pants too (Marginal Utility) [19.Apr.06]
Democracy as nostalgia (Marginal Utility) [19.Apr.06]
Lost on the web (Marginal Utility) [18.Apr.06]
Corporate rock (Marginal Utility) [17.Apr.06]
Student protests in France (Marginal Utility) [14.Apr.06]
Cell phone as security blanket (Marginal Utility) [13.Apr.06]
Ho-hum, nuclear war. Whatever. (Marginal Utility) [12.Apr.06]
The revelvance lag (Marginal Utility) [11.Apr.06]
Operation Northwoods (Marginal Utility) [10.Apr.06]
Media Bias (Marginal Utility) [7.Apr.06]
Gene Pitney found dead in hotel (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.06]
Reputation management (Marginal Utility) [6.Apr.06]
Audio architects (Marginal Utility) [5.Apr.06]
Ads work (Marginal Utility) [4.Apr.06]
Don't get too close to my fantasy (Marginal Utility) [3.Apr.06]
Meet the Liberal communists (Marginal Utility) [31.Mar.06]
Immigration (Marginal Utility) [31.Mar.06]
The Prison House of Web 2.0 (Marginal Utility) [30.Mar.06]
Travel classes (Marginal Utility) [29.Mar.06]
Imagineering (Marginal Utility) [28.Mar.06]
Denim revolution (Marginal Utility) [23.Mar.06]
Paying teachers (Marginal Utility) [22.Mar.06]
Compulsive price disclosure (Marginal Utility) [21.Mar.06]
Art as oppression (Marginal Utility) [20.Mar.06]
Refeudalization (Marginal Utility) [18.Mar.06]
Popularity contest (Marginal Utility) [17.Mar.06]
More on data processing (Marginal Utility) [17.Mar.06]
Do it yourself ads (Marginal Utility) [16.Mar.06]
Purchasing decision (Marginal Utility) [15.Mar.06]
The outer inner life (Marginal Utility) [14.Mar.06]
"The cynical and the bullied" (Marginal Utility) [13.Mar.06]
Free iPods (Marginal Utility) [10.Mar.06]
The attention economy (Marginal Utility) [9.Mar.06]
Classical gas (Marginal Utility) [8.Mar.06]
Music appreciation as data processing (Marginal Utility) [7.Mar.06]
Sugar, sugar (Marginal Utility) [6.Mar.06]
Headphones and head space (Marginal Utility) [3.Mar.06]
Requiem for Serge Gainsbourg (Marginal Utility) [2.Mar.06]
Entrenched privilege (Marginal Utility) [28.Feb.06]
Prestige factories (Marginal Utility) [27.Feb.06]
Copyranter (Marginal Utility) [24.Feb.06]
MySpace hysteria and popularity games (Marginal Utility) [23.Feb.06]
The spiggot of social recognition (Marginal Utility) [22.Feb.06]
Flash mobs and deindividuation (Marginal Utility) [21.Feb.06]
Celebrity brands (Marginal Utility) [21.Feb.06]
Legitimation crisis (Marginal Utility) [20.Feb.06]
Consumer DrivenHealth Care (Marginal Utility) [17.Feb.06]
Social roots of music preferences (Marginal Utility) [17.Feb.06]
Mental accounting (Marginal Utility) [16.Feb.06]
Size double zero (Marginal Utility) [15.Feb.06]
The "Anti-Valentine bandwagon" (Marginal Utility) [14.Feb.06]
Signals of satiety (Marginal Utility) [14.Feb.06]
Leisure puzzles (Marginal Utility) [13.Feb.06]
Shameful snacks (Marginal Utility) [11.Feb.06]
Sudoku (Marginal Utility) [10.Feb.06]
Conservative critiques of consumerism (Marginal Utility) [9.Feb.06]
Spiritualized (Marginal Utility) [8.Feb.06]
A fever to tell (Marginal Utility) [7.Feb.06]
Knowledge economy (Marginal Utility) [6.Feb.06]
The water: a parable (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.06]
Pleasures of spending (Marginal Utility) [4.Feb.06]
No counterculture (Marginal Utility) [2.Feb.06]
Art blogging (Marginal Utility) [1.Feb.06]
Group gropes (Marginal Utility) [31.Jan.06]
Purchasegasms (Marginal Utility) [30.Jan.06]
Glamour smoking (Marginal Utility) [28.Jan.06]
HSAs and you (Marginal Utility) [26.Jan.06]
Experience economy and freedom (Marginal Utility) [25.Jan.06]
"Bin Your Gum" (Marginal Utility) [24.Jan.06]
Competitive individuality (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.06]
The paranoid shopper (Marginal Utility) [23.Jan.06]
Sentimentality of property (Marginal Utility) [20.Jan.06]
Word-of-blog advertising (Marginal Utility) [20.Jan.06]
Shopping for customers (Marginal Utility) [19.Jan.06]
The pleasures of no imagination (Marginal Utility) [18.Jan.06]
The Gang of Four are dead (Marginal Utility) [17.Jan.06]
Fear of haggling (Marginal Utility) [17.Jan.06]
The aesthetics of globalization (Marginal Utility) [13.Jan.06]
The disposable culture (Marginal Utility) [12.Jan.06]
Is blogging "punk"? (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.06]
Politics of obesity (Marginal Utility) [11.Jan.06]
Coat-rack commons (Marginal Utility) [10.Jan.06]
The joy of giving (Marginal Utility) [10.Jan.06]
The look of music (Marginal Utility) [9.Jan.06]
Consumerism and contamination (Marginal Utility) [5.Jan.06]
The Swedish Feeding Trough (Marginal Utility) [4.Jan.06]
Spy chips (Marginal Utility) [3.Jan.06]
The paradox of realism (Marginal Utility) [30.Dec.05]
Outsmarted (Marginal Utility) [29.Dec.05]
Cheapening information (Marginal Utility) [27.Dec.05]
Wheat (Marginal Utility) [22.Dec.05]
Scrooged (Marginal Utility) [22.Dec.05]
Art as Ponzi scheme (Marginal Utility) [21.Dec.05]
Death of local scenes (Marginal Utility) [19.Dec.05]
Transit strike (Marginal Utility) [16.Dec.05]
Like a Virgin (Marginal Utility) [15.Dec.05]
No childhood left behind (Marginal Utility) [14.Dec.05]
Hype (Marginal Utility) [14.Dec.05]
Karl Blau (Marginal Utility) [13.Dec.05]
The Aesthetics of Silence (Marginal Utility) [12.Dec.05]
Online predators (Marginal Utility) [10.Dec.05]
Lennon's Some Time in New York City (Marginal Utility) [9.Dec.05]
Mellow out or you will pay (Marginal Utility) [9.Dec.05]
Christian goods (Marginal Utility) [8.Dec.05]
Government spoils (Marginal Utility) [7.Dec.05]
Noble lies (Marginal Utility) [6.Dec.05]
In defense of pretentiousness (Marginal Utility) [5.Dec.05]
Endangered enthusiasm (Marginal Utility) [3.Dec.05]
Politicized pop (Marginal Utility) [2.Dec.05]
The accident-prone economy (Marginal Utility) [1.Dec.05]
The pathos of pornography (Marginal Utility) [29.Nov.05]
Mail-in rebates (Marginal Utility) [29.Nov.05]
Year end lists (Marginal Utility) [28.Nov.05]
Drug legalization and petty crime (Marginal Utility) [28.Nov.05]
"Air security is meaningless" (Marginal Utility) [23.Nov.05]
Generosity and file-sharing (Marginal Utility) [22.Nov.05]
Slow brewed for the connoisseur (Marginal Utility) [21.Nov.05]
More power of negative thinking -- bad films (Marginal Utility) [21.Nov.05]
Tipping (Marginal Utility) [18.Nov.05]
Look-alike dolls (Marginal Utility) [17.Nov.05]
Teacher evaluations: Don't waste your time (Marginal Utility) [17.Nov.05]
"Consumer-driven" health care (Marginal Utility) [16.Nov.05]
Short-pants for ladies (Marginal Utility) [15.Nov.05]
Chess books (Marginal Utility) [15.Nov.05]
Gadgets as mirrors (Marginal Utility) [14.Nov.05]
Boycott Target (Marginal Utility) [14.Nov.05]
The Ikea cult (Marginal Utility) [13.Nov.05]
Expensive jeans (Marginal Utility) [10.Nov.05]
Against personal responsibility (Marginal Utility) [9.Nov.05]
Rock snobbery and male bonding (Marginal Utility) [7.Nov.05]
The commodity firmament (Marginal Utility) [3.Nov.05]
Art and stupidity (Marginal Utility) [1.Nov.05]
Travel programming (Marginal Utility) [1.Nov.05]
National Novel Writing Month (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.05]
Oh, Yoko (Marginal Utility) [28.Oct.05]
Company loyalty (Marginal Utility) [27.Oct.05]
Ebay and the myth of use value (Marginal Utility) [26.Oct.05]
Rent to impress (Marginal Utility) [25.Oct.05]
Brand Blogs (Marginal Utility) [24.Oct.05]
The dawn of commercial fiction (Marginal Utility) [24.Oct.05]
Shopping for change (Marginal Utility) [21.Oct.05]
Music-review reification (Marginal Utility) [20.Oct.05]
Antibacterial nonsense (Marginal Utility) [19.Oct.05]
Target's moral pharmacists (Marginal Utility) [19.Oct.05]
Wedding documentation (Marginal Utility) [18.Oct.05]
Matrimonial paradoxes (Marginal Utility) [17.Oct.05]
Sponsored memories (Marginal Utility) [14.Oct.05]
Generation sell-out (Marginal Utility) [13.Oct.05]
The on-demand society (Marginal Utility) [13.Oct.05]
Relative individuality (Marginal Utility) [12.Oct.05]
L'apothose du soixante-huitard (Marginal Utility) [11.Oct.05]
Pricing and consumer mood (Marginal Utility) [10.Oct.05]
Start analyzin' (Marginal Utility) [10.Oct.05]
Stoic shopping (Marginal Utility) [7.Oct.05]
Mandatory beauty (Marginal Utility) [6.Oct.05]
The cunning of bad art (Marginal Utility) [5.Oct.05]
Return the gift (Marginal Utility) [5.Oct.05]
Cell-phone tanka (Marginal Utility) [4.Oct.05]
The branded life (Marginal Utility) [3.Oct.05]
The vanity pitch (Marginal Utility) [29.Sep.05]
The power of negative thinking (Marginal Utility) [28.Sep.05]
Instant souvenir (Marginal Utility) [27.Sep.05]
Technology and fashion (Marginal Utility) [27.Sep.05]
Stock screens for pop music (Marginal Utility) [27.Sep.05]
Nostalgia and history (Marginal Utility) [26.Sep.05]
Diminished marginal utility and collecting (Marginal Utility) [25.Sep.05]
Placebos and ads (Marginal Utility) [24.Sep.05]
The New York Times is a lousy paper (Marginal Utility) [22.Sep.05]
Concentration as diversion (Marginal Utility) [22.Sep.05]
Tax code (Marginal Utility) [21.Sep.05]
Blissful nowhere (Marginal Utility) [20.Sep.05]
Five-blade razors (Marginal Utility) [19.Sep.05]
The tattered teddy bear (Marginal Utility) [19.Sep.05]
Convenience as quantity (Marginal Utility) [16.Sep.05]
Induced indecisiveness (Marginal Utility) [15.Sep.05]
Prose style and ideology (Marginal Utility) [14.Sep.05]
Spending heroically (Marginal Utility) [13.Sep.05]
The final frontier of consumerism (Marginal Utility) [12.Sep.05]
Social capital and the New Orleans evacuation (Marginal Utility) [12.Sep.05]
The sincere fiction of disinterestedness (Marginal Utility) [12.Sep.05]
Tyranny of criteria (Marginal Utility) [9.Sep.05]
Rebuilding demographically (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.05]
Machines for forgetting (Marginal Utility) [8.Sep.05]
Proliferating satisfactions (Marginal Utility) [7.Sep.05]
Theses on commercial fiction (Marginal Utility) [6.Sep.05]
Disaster photos (Marginal Utility) [6.Sep.05]
Unbelievable (Marginal Utility) [2.Sep.05]
Against fiction (Marginal Utility) [2.Sep.05]
Pleasures of politeness (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.05]
New Orleans (Marginal Utility) [31.Aug.05]
Hard discounters (Marginal Utility) [30.Aug.05]
The habitus (Marginal Utility) [29.Aug.05]
Technophobia (Marginal Utility) [28.Aug.05]
The tax on stupidity (Marginal Utility) [26.Aug.05]
Auto mechanics and their flunky front men (Marginal Utility) [26.Aug.05]
Trailer jouissance (Marginal Utility) [22.Aug.05]
Adjectives as code (Marginal Utility) [22.Aug.05]
Classically modern (Marginal Utility) [19.Aug.05]
Trend spotting and therapeutic shopping (Marginal Utility) [19.Aug.05]
Star Trek, pedophilia, garage rock (Marginal Utility) [18.Aug.05]
Target shooting (Marginal Utility) [18.Aug.05]
Publicity and downshifters (Marginal Utility) [18.Aug.05]
Identity technology (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.05]
Downshifters (Marginal Utility) [17.Aug.05]
Laptop stampede (Marginal Utility) [16.Aug.05]
The customer is always wrong (Marginal Utility) [16.Aug.05]
Status consumption and autonomy (Marginal Utility) [15.Aug.05]
The Sixth Borough (Marginal Utility) [14.Aug.05]
Kitchen Couture (Marginal Utility) [12.Aug.05]
Clique critics (Marginal Utility) [11.Aug.05]
Signals of fullness (Marginal Utility) [10.Aug.05]
Olive-oil soap (Marginal Utility) [9.Aug.05]
Shuffle play (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.05]
Love and shopping (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.05]
A time for renewal (Marginal Utility) [5.Aug.05]
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