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Seconds of Pleasure

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Phone games, listicles, masturbation booths, and

 

 

 

the return of rational recreation

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Essays & Reviews

City Hunger

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A 15th century book shows the entanglement of architecture and appetite

Bitter Medicine

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Using mercury poisoning treatments to ‘fix’ autism punishes children for bearing the mark of an unhealthy society

Human Nature

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A new book describing capitalism as an ecological system clarifies the stakes for ending it

Features

Terrifying Robot Update: Thursday, February 4, 2016

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This week we’re particularly frightened by a thousands-strong swarm of autonomous oceanic robots capable of both underwater movement and flight

It’s Hip to Eat Mare

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One of Paris’s last remaining horse meat butchers discusses the disappearance of his trade

Sunday Reading

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Gang of a Hundred Masked Refugee Children Reportedly Gather in Sweden to ‘Punish’ Neo-Nazis

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&, Meanwhile

“forced to quit her job at Starbucks because fans memorized her schedule”

“a desperate attempt to stay relevant on my part”

“we’re of the by-any-means-necessary vein, and we literally do mean by any means necessary”

“It is no longer the time to be silent at the water cooler.”

“if whites give me a Pulitzer Prize then I got to figure out what I did wrong.”

“Black creativity has always managed to deploy itself in confined spaces. I am talking about Vines, web series and music videos.”

“For blackness the human/animal binary is not only collapsed”

“will never be inconvenient or angry or vocal”

“rebellions in the last years have jumped leaps and bounds past the established ideas”

“I refuse to believe that the system that we’re in is the only option that we have.”

“I am not writing reviews for The New Inquiry”

“Here is the reason why workers feel so insecure, today”

“The mother is a labourer”

“Our collective and interdependent force is energizing”

“The point…is to reclaim their own power and reduce dependence on state institutions”

“Solidarity is not a word you say at the end of a one-sided conversation”

“THERE IS STILL A PLACE WHERE BLACK UNICORNS RUN FREELY”

“…that subaltern who was supposed to fail but didn’t.”

“Earth is the language planet”

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News

RUPTURES: Between the City and the Art World

“The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor” London book launch

Little Magazines and the Conversation of Culture in America

Theorizing the Web 2016

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Blogs

Men’s Fashion, Eugenics, and Cultural Capital

In The Beheld
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The suit led to “a remarkable repression of Narcissism among men.” So this group of men wanted to get rid of it.

Triple-Decker Weekly, 135

In Shines Like Gold
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The authors identify customers, termed “Harbingers of failure,” who systematically purchase new products that flop

Surveillance notes

In Marginal Utility
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It’s not monolithic

If You’re Feeling Directional

In South/South
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Upward and onward