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

15 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Centro-matic: Fort Recovery

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Teairra Mari: Roc-A-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari

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Sons & Daughters

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The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season

To the bickering camps of Simpson's fans, let's keep it 'real', shall we?

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Household Words: Bloomers, sucker, bombshell, scab, nigger, cyber by Stephanie A. Smith

Surely Smith knows that a radical reinterpretation of Dreiser or Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon is not going to take the sting out of being called nigger or scab.

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The Paramount Comedy Shorts 1928-1942: Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin (1928)

As Robert Benchley was nothing if not influential, you might see a little of Frasier Crane and paleontologist Ross Gellar in him, too.

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Various Artists: New York Noise 2

Soul Jazz goes back downtown to unearth another impressive collection of no-wave, mutant funk, and other assorted dissonance from either side of 1980.

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Tres Chicas: Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl

Bloom, Red And The Ordinary Girl looks back occasionally to 2004's Sweetwater, but taken as a whole this is essentially an evolution in sound.

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Willie Nelson: You Don’t Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker

Willie sings from the Great American (Country and Western) Songbook.

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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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