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Kathy Boudin obituary | The Times
Kathy Boudin obituary | The Times
Kathy Boudin, of The Weathermen, was born on May 19, 1943. She died of cancer on May 1, 2022, aged 78.
“If only there were a place where the living and the dead could meet, to tell their tales, to weep, I would reach for you — not so you could forgive me, but so you would know that I have no pride for what I’ve done, only the wisdom and regret that came too late.”
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Kathy Boudin obituary | The Times
Menschen am Sonntag (1930)
Menschen am Sonntag (1930)
Zeldzaam mooie zwijgende film over enkele vrienden en vriendinnen die een zonnige zondag beleven in het Berlijn van eind jaren twintig. Alleen al die historische setting maakt dat over alle alledaagse gebeurtenissen een laagje weemoed hangt, terwijl de film door het naturel acteerwerk en door de losse, midden in het leven staande stijl opmerkelijk tijdloos voelt. Veel talent dat uiteindelijk van nazi-Duitsland naar Hollywood zou vluchten: Robert Siodmak en Edgar G. Ulmer regisseerden, Billy Wilder werkte aan het scenario, Fred Zinnemann was camera-assistent.
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Menschen am Sonntag (1930)
SoulCycle Founders Start Peoplehood, With Workouts for the Self - NYT
SoulCycle Founders Start Peoplehood, With Workouts for the Self - NYT
SoulCycle became a phenomenon because it made its customers feel as if they were sculpting not just their bodies but their selves. The chain’s devotees wear SoulCycle gear as they pedal in unison on stationary bikes in candlelit rooms under the tutelage of guru-like instructors who shout out messages of empowerment.
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SoulCycle Founders Start Peoplehood, With Workouts for the Self - NYT
Elvis has left the building...
Elvis has left the building...
Elvis Presley leaving his hotel en route to the Nassau Coliseum with his road manager and friend, Joe Esposito, and girlfriend Diane Goodin, July 1975. Photograph by Ron Galella.
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Elvis has left the building...
Meanwhile in El Salvador...
Meanwhile in El Salvador...
From The Times 4-5-22 : Nayib Bukele styles himself as “The Saviour”, which is also the name in English of the country he runs, El Salvador. His supporters, who number in the millions, are still prepared to put their faith in the youthful, maverick president who has pledged to transform his troubled country into an ultra-modern state, complete with bitcoin as a national currency, but not everyone is a believer. Fears that the 40-year-old leader, who wears a baseball cap backwards and has joked that he is “the coolest dictator in the world”, is lurching towards full-blown authoritarianism have been heightened by events over the past month. In a country of 6.5 million people, 20,000 have been arrested over a period of 33 days, the government said.
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Meanwhile in El Salvador...
Peter Bogdanovich's Late Anachronism
Peter Bogdanovich's Late Anachronism
"Squirrels to the Nuts," the director's cut of Peter Bogdanovich's final film, reveals the director's radical retrogradation.
Adorno’s conception of a “late style that involves a nonharmonious, nonserene tension, and above all, a sort of deliberately unproductive productiveness.”2 He admired a certain type of creatively intransigent antagonism that emerged only in an artist’s final years, “a moment when the artist who is fully in command of his medium nevertheless abandons communication with the established social order of which he is a part and achieves a contradictory, alienated relationship with it.”3
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Peter Bogdanovich's Late Anachronism
addiction
addiction
illustration by Julianna Brion to accompany a NYT article about addiction 1-5-22
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addiction
Klaus Schulze (1947-2022) obituary
Klaus Schulze (1947-2022) obituary
Of all his work surely the absolute zenith was his collaborative venture with Pete Namlook, the 11 volume The Dark Side of the Moog, each one adapting a song title from Pink Floyd, featuring gems like Wish You Were There and Obscured By Klaus.
·theguardian.com·
Klaus Schulze (1947-2022) obituary
Love It Was Not, over de liefde tussen een bewaker en een gevangene van Auschwitz, maakt duidelijk dat er niets zoiets bestaat als liefde in de hel ★★★★☆
Love It Was Not, over de liefde tussen een bewaker en een gevangene van Auschwitz, maakt duidelijk dat er niets zoiets bestaat als liefde in de hel ★★★★☆
De grootste troef van de Israëlische regisseur Maya Sarfaty schuilt in het krachtige idee om de documentaire deels op te tuigen als veredelde fotos...
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Love It Was Not, over de liefde tussen een bewaker en een gevangene van Auschwitz, maakt duidelijk dat er niets zoiets bestaat als liefde in de hel ★★★★☆
‘An apparition came towards me’: Tracey Emin on seeing a ghost and building a new life in Margate
‘An apparition came towards me’: Tracey Emin on seeing a ghost and building a new life in Margate
Still in recovery from cancer, the artist has moved home with plans to open an art school, launch a catering college, and even spruce up the streets. She talks about her new sense of freedom – and the pain that infused her latest devastating nudes
They decided to reassess their relationship every six months: one night she came home to find him crying in the dark and realised it was renewal day. Or rather, non-renewal.
·theguardian.com·
‘An apparition came towards me’: Tracey Emin on seeing a ghost and building a new life in Margate
The Punk-Prophet Philosophy of Michel Houellebecq — Justin E.H.Smith
The Punk-Prophet Philosophy of Michel Houellebecq — Justin E.H.Smith
The success of France’s most famous novelist has less to do with art and knowledge than anxiety and rock ’n’ roll.
One of Houellebecq’s more endearing juvenile enthusiasms is his passion for quantum mechanics, his admiration for the physicist Niels Bohr, and his belief that culture has not yet caught up with the mind-blowing implications of 20th-century theoretical physics. In a typical 1995 interview with Jean-Yves Jouannais and Christophe Duchâtelet, the author warns: “We’re moving towards disaster, guided by a false image of the world; and no one realizes.” The problem, Houellebecq thinks, is that “we’re stuck in a mechanistic and individualistic view of the world,” as a result of which, he predicts, “we will die.” Of course, many physicists and philosophers of science have themselves grappled with the problem of how to preserve what is sometimes called “the manifest image” of the world, while also accepting the reality of such puzzling phenomena as quantum superposition. Many believe our minds are simply so evolved as to keep us constantly convinced of the reality of midsized physical objects, of individual humans and animals, of all that is “manifest,” even if our best theory tells us it’s all in fact a lot more complicated than that. If failure to think in consistently quantum-theoretical terms leads to death, one would want to ask Houellebecq what it’s like to pass one’s time in a state of such profound enlightenment that even Bohr and Erwin Schrödinger only dipped into it as their work required. But of course Houellebecq is in no such state. He is not living each moment in full light of the implications of quantum theory, and his insistence that we must do so reminds us more of the common than of the exceptional quality of his mind.
·foreignpolicy.com·
The Punk-Prophet Philosophy of Michel Houellebecq — Justin E.H.Smith