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

11 Dec 2006 // 11:18 PM

Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

Why is the Christmas message in "family movies" repeatedly reduced to splats, farts, bruises, and winky-wink sex jokes?

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11 Dec 2006 // 10:00 PM

Darker Than the Deepest Sea by Trevor Dann

What makes Drake's story a recurring fascination for fans -- and creates a minefield for the would-be biographer -- is how little it yields in solid facts, how much of romantic embroidering and speculation.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

WonderGround: Become Water

Languid lo-fi pop from some LA drifters.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Form of Rocket: Men

The guitarist of death-punk outfit Form of Rocket is named Peter Makowski.  There is a song at the end of the album titled “Peter

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Brighter: Out to Sea

A collection of b-sides and rarities from a band whose career was terribly underrated... as seems to still be the case.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Minus the Bear

Asleep or awake, bears are extraordinarily predictable animals: they're either on a search for food or a place to rest.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

This Filthy World (2006)

The 'Pope of Trash' may look like a fiend, but he has the authority and enthusiasm of a professor – the kind who can pack the auditorium.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Crash: Pony Ride

One of the best "Britpop" albums of the year, courtesy of a band from Finland.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Landon Pigg: LP

Landon Pigg’s debut album is not at all what I expected from this former kiddie-music singer (his credits include a pair of Ronald McDonald

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Converge: No Heroes

Yet another reminder of just how scarily talented this band is.

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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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