Consumption, Performance, and 'The Agony of Eros'

Consumption, Performance, and 'The Agony of Eros'

By Gregory Smith

Byung-Chul Han argues that love, sex, and even theory are disappearing in consumer cultures because our systems of finances and behaviors erode the Other in favor of sameness. 18 Aug 2017 // 9:30 AM

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The Apples in Stereo: New Magnetic Wonder

After a five-year hiatus the Apples in Stereo are back with their very own Smile -- New Magnetic Wonder combines the dazzling, sunbleached pop of yore with a phenomenal wall-of-sound production that does not beg to be heard -- it demands it.

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4 Feb 2007 // 11:00 PM

Training Camp Hip-Hop Showcase

In martial-arts movies, victory only materialized after a soon-to-be champion demonstrated the five foundational disciplines of success: hard work, self-motivation, commitment, critical thinking, and structure. It's the same in hip-hop.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

Mas Rapido!: Pity Party

Two mainstays of the Parasol label responsible for this rowdy, rootsy rock album.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Food: Forever Is a Dream

Food, a relatively obscure Chicago group who released their only album, Forever Is a Dream, in 1969, get the reissue treatment from Fallout

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Massonix: Subtracks

UK producer Graham Massey’s resume should speak for itself.  He was a founding member of pioneering acid house outfit 808 State, has remixed artists

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Weeping Meadow (2004)

Angelopoulos is a filmmaker who deserves to be seen on a large-scale theatre screen, but always, his work should be seen.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tyrone Wells: Hold On

Skinny bald-headed Tyrone Wells has a great voice. Let's start there: dude can wail.

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My Reality Check Bounced! by Jason Ryan Dorsey

Dorsey has never met a cliché he can't embrace.

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Teitur: Stay Under the Stars

Stay Under the Stars is admittedly unremarkable, but it's unremarkable in such a unique, gratifying way that one cannot help but be drawn to it.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

FemBots: The City

What started years ago as a home-studio pastime between two friends ultimately evolved into an engaging album of ten highly textured alt-country tracks that still feature the duo's usual quirkiness, but is subdued by all the greatest elements of rock, folk and country.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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