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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Custom Made: Sidewalk Mindtalk

This recording is meant to whet the appetites and spread the word to those who may of have not previously heard Custom Made perform. Based on the evidence found here, there should be no hurry to release the next one.

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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Damnwells: Air Stereo

Country, pop, and rock blend smoothly and successfully on the broadcast from the Damnwells' Air Stereo.

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The Greatest American Hero: Seasons 1, 2 & 3

The Greatest American Hero's FBI man, Maxwell, was clearly a Reagan era conservative, and Hinkley was the idealistic liberal -- the aliens clearly had something in mind when they made these two work together.

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26 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Freak Out (2006)

This one is from a crew of incipient filmmakers with their hearts equally invested in horror and humor.

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22 Nov 2006 // 5:03 AM

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Promising start from charming (if young) Toronto indie-rock Brock-worshippers.

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Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Warp Records continue to dip their toes into decidedly un-electronic waters, with their latest signing, Born Ruffians. Hailing from Toronto, this trio unleash short, crisp

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22 Nov 2006 // 5:01 AM

Eric Chenaux: Dull Lights

Desolation never tasted so sweet.

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New London Fire: I Sing the Body Holographic

Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.

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22 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.

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22 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Candy (2006)

Addiction and guilt shape the junkies' existence, until the inevitable, life-threatening crisis shakes up their routine.

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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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