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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//Recent Reviews

18 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

South Park

As the boys grew pimply and fat (Cartman got fatter), the gaming company focused on finding more consumers. Everyone was at fault, from kids to corporate suits.

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Robert Pollard: Normal Happiness

Far from giving up the grape, Dayton, Ohio's greatest rockstar opts for consistency on sixth effort of the year.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

30 Rock: Series Premiere

Whether Fey the writer lacked willingness to insert any 'edgy' material into her show or Fey the producer removed it is irrelevant. The result is the same: a show neutered beyond relevance and devoid of entertainment value.

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Weird Al Yankovic: Straight Outta Lynwood

Weird Al Yankovic's latest CD, Straight Outta Lynwood, will certainly appeal to nerds -- and the nerd in all of us (and perhaps even a few cool people, too).

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Alan Jackson: Like Red on a Rose

While it was Alan Jackson's idea to bring in Alison Krauss, it seems he may have got more than he bargained for.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

White Rat by Gayl Jones

Because Jones has already created such a definitive image of black identity through dialect, she forces the reader to question the underlying assumptions behind the way language identifies us.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kinky: Reina

It’s official: Kinky are now the Mexican Beck.

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The Panda Band: This Vital Chapter

This Vital Chapter is a huge-hearted, trippy adventure through spaced-out cacophony and endless melody; it's addictive, derivative, and immensely enjoyable.

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Jucifer: If Thine Enemy Hunger

Faster Amber Valentine, Kill! Kill!

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Mercy Killers: Bloodlove

Decent release by a decent punk band that amounts to some decent music.

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//Mixed media
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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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