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

19 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Avant: Director

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Ani DiFranco: Carnegie Hall - 4.6.02

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19 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

DMX Krew: Wave: CD

Unless I had the proof in my hands, I would find it hard to believe that this wasn't an authentic vintage mid-'80s artifact recently rediscovered and dusted off for public sale.

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Big Al Anderson: After Hours

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19 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Yakuza: Samsara

“You got jazz in my metal!” “You got metal in my jazz!”

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18 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Over the Hedge (2006)

The raccoon is shrewd, and the scenario he lays out -- all food, all the time -- is powerfully tempting.

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18 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

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Our hero does something incredibly stupid in order to get the plot --and the entire series -- underway.

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18 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sound Tribe Sector 9

at the Newport Music Hall and you're looking at a night to remember.

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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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