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

13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

A.L.I.E.E.E.N.

Taken out of a timeline each tragedy seems epic, because without a wider context they are the entirety of the context.

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The Mars Volta: Amputechture

Go ahead. Give it the patience it deserves.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Broken Saints - The Animated Comic Epic

The fact that Broken Saints has gotten critical acclaim in its DVD release adds an air of mainstream legitimacy to the burgeoning world of Flash animation.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp

Though definitely dated in its approach to the material, and losing a bit of its laughable luster along the way, Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp still stands as a wonderful reminder of the days when being an operative was the height of considered cool.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Two Ton Boa: Parasiticide

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a band with two bass guitars sound less funky.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Fleshies: Scrape the Walls

Fleshies make great music -- until Jello Biafra makes an unwanted appearance.

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David Kimbrough Jr.: Shell-Shocked

At question is whether a musician can extend things in this or that direction, and very possibly the performer of "Shell Shocked" can.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Freeheat: Back on the Water

Let's be honest. A good portion of this record will tease your endorphin receptors the way all those great Mary Chain songs did.

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Shawn Colvin: These Four Walls

A glut of singer-songwriters are vying for attention in 2006, but it would be a shame to forget an artist whose two-decade career has likely inspired a flock of imitators.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hilltop Hoods: The Hard Road

You can't think of Australian hip-hop now without running into these guys, and they're a perfect touchstone for anyone remotely curious about what this term "Aussie hip-hop" even means.

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//Mixed media
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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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