Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism'

Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism'

By Jon Morris

Chuckle if you want, but these are good times for grim thoughts, and some of the best and freshest writing is coming from Eugene Thacker. 30 Jul 2015 // 7:00 AM

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

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Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

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The Chemical Brothers: Born in the Echoes

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Joe Satriani: Shockwave Supernova

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‘Timbuktu’ Sends a Powerful Message About Jihadism

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Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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