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

25 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Eternal Present (2004)

The Eternal Present forces the viewer to struggle with discontinuity, ambiguity, and outright contradiction in order to highlight the problems of consciousness, memory, and time.

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Roger McGuinn: The Folk Den Project: 1995-2005

Four discs of folk songs recorded by Roger McGuinn. Nothing more need be said.

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Otto von Schirach: Maxipad Detention

Drawing on sounds ranging from animal noises to construction sounds, manic producer Otto von Schirach has created an album that is definitely not for the squeamish.

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Arrington De Dionyso: Breath of Fire

If the throat-singing intervals from Old Time Relijun's 2012 left you jonesing for a whole CD of the same, your prayers are answered.

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25 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

David Enright, GD Mills, Jason Clohecy, and Lisa Walker are the Haywards, creating very barren pop that brings to mind Spoon in some respects, especially

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Phononoir: Putting Holes Into October Skies

Berlin's Matthias Grübel adds his name to the growing list of sensitive indie-technoglitch guys.

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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble: The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

A gloomy ride into the ominous possibilites of electronic mutant jazz. Is this the kind of movie you'd like to see?

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24 Aug 2006 // 4:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang, forever.

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24 Aug 2006 // 4:00 PM

Rancid

ACOUSTIC RANCID?!??? I'm so confused...

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24 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Roisin Murphy: Ruby Blue

Why is this CD, the debut solo effort from UK group Moloko’s singer, essential? For one, it's one of the best examples of production shaping but not overwhelming the artist’s vision.

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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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