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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.
·up.raindrop.io·
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
·mubi.com·
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...
·volkskrant.nl·
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
Do Antidepressants Really Work?
Do Antidepressants Really Work?
While the drugs are widely used, a new study sheds light on how little is known about their long-term benefits.
73 percent of Americans prescribed antidepressants don’t even have a diagnosis of depression
wow
pills are often easier and cheaper: It can be hard for people to access therapy because there aren’t enough providers, and mental health treatments often aren’t fully covered by insurance.
one out of eight Americans over 18
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Do Antidepressants Really Work?
Hermann Nitsch (1938-2022)
Hermann Nitsch (1938-2022)
Zo. Dus Hermann Nitsch is ook dood. Eigenlijk had zijn lichaam opengesperd op een rek vastgebonden moeten worden. Dan had het, met enkele naakte vrouwen en mannen, een berg broden en vissen, druiven en tomaten, kilo’s ingewanden en een paar honderd liter bloed nog één laatste ‘performance’ op kunnen leveren en kregen de dieren uiteindelijk toch hun revanche maar het heeft helaas niet zo mogen zijn.
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Hermann Nitsch (1938-2022)
Paying tribute to the dead isn’t an easy undertaking | The Times
Paying tribute to the dead isn’t an easy undertaking | The Times
i'm not usually a fan of puns in headlines but this is nice ... and an interesting piece about the workings of the obit department archived 23 Apr 2022
if Peterson were to succumb to any of his well-publicised health problems tomorrow
well let us pray that he does
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Paying tribute to the dead isn’t an easy undertaking | The Times
In ‘Severance’ gaat het werk nooit meer mee naar huis
In ‘Severance’ gaat het werk nooit meer mee naar huis
Serie: Werk en privé is voor de personages in de indrukwekkende dramaserie ‘Severance’ strikt gescheiden. De spanning wordt gestaag opgebouwd om te eindigen met de meest enerverende finale van de laatste tijd.
·nrc.nl·
In ‘Severance’ gaat het werk nooit meer mee naar huis
index - everythingness
index - everythingness
The French are unequalled masters of defacing election posters by selectively tearing away parts of the paper, a technique known as décollage.
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index - everythingness
How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times
How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times
A raindrop pounding a porous surface traps tiny air bubbles at the point of contact. Those tiny bubbles are then catapulted upwards, ultimately bursting from the drop in a fizz of aerosols. And so the tiny droplets are sent flying into the air and blow away on a breeze that then reaches your nose with their heady scent. archived 22 Apr 2022
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How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times