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

24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cut Copy: Fabriclive.29

Solid mix for the Fabriclive series fuses the latest in hard-edged electro with unabashed '80s throwbacks, and a few surprises from the vault.

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Riley Baugus: Long Steel Rail

A traditional music fan will appreciate Baugus' interpretations; but if you are new to this genre, you'd best find another introduction.

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The Roger Kellaway Trio: Heroes

The piano-guitar-bass trio format has a long, noble history in jazz, but exponents should beware of imitating.

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23 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Fun and bouncy, it's great if punchy humor is to your tastes, but otherwise will seem overwhelmingly cutesy.

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23 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Slow, soulful and somewhat bittersweet, Ryan Scott’s first effort is the lovable title track that sounds a bit like The Twilight Singers, John Mayer

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23 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Project Runway

An appropriate alternative title for this season of Project Runway might be Project Run Amok.

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Astronautalis continues to keep one foot in hip-hop and one in indie, as he searches for meaning in an alien world.

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23 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Darkel: Darkel

First solo release from one half of French electro merchants Air suggests he should stick to instrumentals or let someone else take over vocal duties.

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My Name is Earl: The Complete First Season

At the end of "Joy's Wedding," Earl lets loose to Young MC's "Bust a Move" his eyes brightening and his mouth melting into a blissful grin. It's a sublimely goofy moment.

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Lou Reed: Coney Island Baby

On this tuneful 1976 gem, the streetwise, gender-bending rebel revealed that all he really wanted was to "play football for the coach".

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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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