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

5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Brent Gorton: Brent Gorton

Typical lo-fi fare given just enough edge by a dose of innovation.

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Cradle of Filth: Thornography

Oh, I get it! It rhymes with 'pornography'!

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Kasabian: Empire

Although the material here won't get you hooked like "Club Foot", Kasabian are back with a vengeance. That is, a spacey, hippie-tinged, and occasionally horn-laced vengeance.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Snowden: Anti-Anti

Snowden's got a lot of buzz, but this shoegaze-y guitar band is too wrapped up in themselves to be really affecting.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Clean (2004)

Clean is a vividly antiseptic portrayal of pain.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Peter Ostroushko: Postcards

A Prairie Home Companion artist spreads his wings on instrumental collection.

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Steffen Basho-Junghans: Late Summer Morning

German painter and fingerpicker spins sunny landscapes on steel-string guitar, drawing on folk, blues and raga styles.

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3 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Unknown (2006)

One or two resist their designations: Bound Man doesn't want to be bound, Broken Nose resents that mishap.

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3 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Fuckpony: Children of Love

The most exciting thing about Fuckpony is its name.

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Four Hours Sleep: Love Specifics

Four Hours Sleep is a very capable Australian outfit that makes very crisp and credible adult contemporary pop. A song like “I Know I Shouldn’

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

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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