Tuesday, February 09, 2010

 

Jim Carroll Memorial Reading
Wednesday @ St. Marks
2nd Ave & 10th St
NYC
8:00 PM (Free)
with
Bill Berkson, Todd Colby, Anselm Berrigan,
Richard Hell, Lenny Kaye, Thurston Moore,
Lee Ranaldo, Patti Smith, Anne Waldman & more

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Clayton Eshleman on the disaster at Lascaux

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This is what a feminist [poet] looks like,
forum no. 2

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Tribute to Leland Hickman

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The death of Bo

Not to mention “New Yawk

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Syllable Sestina challenge

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The “godfather of rap” is back:
Gil Scott-Heron on starting over

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Conversations with Harryette Mullen

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Talking with James Sherry

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Rae Armantrout, on
“Money Talks”
on the Washington Post website

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What is a poet / critic?

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Wednesday, February 10, at Moe’s
in Berkeley:
ON Contemporary Practice (vol. 2)
with David Brazil
Brandon Brown
Taylor Brady
Jocelyn Saidenberg
Robin Tremblay-McGaw
Dan Thomas-Glass
Alli Warren
Suzanne Stein &
Laura Moriarty

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Jacket moves to Philadelphia!

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Richard Brautigan at 75

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Dave Christy has died

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Dorthea Lasky: “Tornado”

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Juan Filloy’s Op Oloop

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The Google Book Deal: an exchange

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FrankenGoogle:
“We will bring books back to life”

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Talking with Leevi Lehto
about translating Joyce’s Ulysses

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The ghost of the translator

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Kleist & the confusion of affects

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James Wagner’s Trilce

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o:
Decolonising the Mind:
The Politics of Language
in African Literature
(reg. req.)

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Great poems for Black History Month

Early African American
Print Culture Conference

50 years of Marcus Books

Black Nature:
a symposium on the first anthology
of nature writing by African-American poets
at UC Berkeley on March 5
with Camille Dungy, CS Giscombe, Harryette Mullen,
Ed Roberson, Carl Phillips, Evie Shockley,
Natasha Tretheway & Al Young

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A great podcast on translating
Ernest Farrés

Farrés’ Edward Hopper

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Charles Bernstein at Harvard

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February 12:
Zaum at Yale

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Who stole our reading time?

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Aldon Nielsen on Ken Irby’s collected

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H.D. & the archeology of religion:
special issue of
Journal of Cultural & Religious Theory

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The City Real & Imagined

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What’s in your margin?

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Wystan Curnow’s
tribute to Leigh Davis

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I sing of food-service personnel
with arms of text

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Coming in March in Paris,
a conference on
John Ashbery in Paris

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Thin Air Video’s
DVD catalog of poets
(135 DVDs, 350 streaming
preview clips)

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The Dial-a-Poem Poets

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Talking with Michel Tremblay

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Kerouac apartment burns

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The lost disciples of Walt Whitman

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Marjorie Levinson’s
“What is New Formalism?”
(hint: it’s not what you think)

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Audre Lorde:
“Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power”
(reg. req.)

The Master’s Tools
Will Never Dismantle
the Master’s House”
(reg. req.)

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Talking with Hoshang Merchant

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You Suck, and So Does Your Writing

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Roberto Bolaño’s Monsieur Pain

“A touch of evil

The Last Interview

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Wole Soyinka’s British problem

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Talking with Sara Larsen & David Brazil

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Are paywalls coming back?

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e-books mean an end to intimacy

Or if they get left out overnight

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Poets & Writers
celebrates 40 years

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A writing career becomes harder to scale

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School librarians
upset at Obama budget

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Down with K-Po!

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Pearl Pirie:
Women & Gendered Writing

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“When all that is solid melts into language” –
Vicky Kirby on Judith Butler
(reg. req.)

Undoing Gender
(reg. req.)

Judith Butler’s “Ethical Ambivalence”
(reg. req.)

Antigone’s Claim
(reg. req.)

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Toril Moi on Simone de Beauvoir

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A photo portrait of
Square Books,
an indie bookshop
in Oxford, Mississippi

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Indie bookstores turn the page

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Equator Books to close in Venice, CA

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Bookselling in crisis
(part 1) (part 2)

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Oddest book title contest
swamped with good entries

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Orhan Pamuk’s
The Museum of Innocence

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David Foster Wallace,
teaching assistant

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Re-thinking synonymy

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A workshop on constructions

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D.A. Powell
wins $100K Tufts prize

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In defense of the English major

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The charm of Neil Gaiman

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Talking with Kay Ryan

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Brian Turner & the well-written war

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Auggie Kleinzahler
sells his childhood home

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Philip K. Dick & the O.C.
(part 4) (part 5) (part 6)

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Back to the future with steampunk

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Darwish on film

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WCW:
Kora in Hell: Improvisations

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Is Quietism denial
like AIDS or Holocaust denial
or the first step toward acknowledging
one’s helplessness,
& thus to getting help?

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JMG Le Clézio’s Desert

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Bill Griffiths on BBC Radio 3

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Talking with William Allegrezza

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The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry

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Morris Dickstein’s
Dancing in the Dark

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The social concerns of the thriller

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10 books for your 2010 reading list

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Whatever works

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Publishing as heavy lifting

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Coming late to Stanley Kunitz

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Travis Macdonald:
Bashō’s Phonebook

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Chelsey Minnis’ Poemland

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A profile of Don DeLillo

Point Omega

A second NY Times review
because one per week isn’t enough

Chapter 1

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Tina Chang
is the new laureate of Brooklyn

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When a small press book wins the Costa…

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The Lost Booker

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Austen in Connecticut

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Of all the web sites that might lead one
to the work of Louis Zukofsky,
is any more curious than
the one devoted to
Whittaker Chambers?

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Simon Hatley,
Coleridge’s actual ancient mariner

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Henry Gould has begun
talking to himself

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Seattle’s micro-press scene
visible (and obtainable) at
Profanity Hill

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Peter Dent’s Breaking Shadows

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A new bio of Bukowski

The Pleasures of the Damned

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¥45M awarded
for “worst case”
repression of free speech case
in Japan

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Gary Young is Santa Cruz County’s
first poet laureate

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Some Dickens characters
are deliberately in the closet

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Anna Karenina:
great novel, punk ending

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Stephen Burt on Mark Bibbins

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John Mullarkey:
Post-Continental Philosophy
(reg. req.)

Mullarkey:
Bergson & Philosophy
(reg. req.)

Refractions of Reality:
Philosophy and the Moving Image
(reg. req.)

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Podium as a verb

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Midwestern Water Wars:
The Flowage Rebellions

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Tony Hoagland’s
Unincorporated Persons
in the Late Honda Dynasty

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Writing your dead sister
into an erotic dystopia

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Literary stepmothers

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Daniel Poliquin,
Canada’s perpetual literary nominee

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Restricted Access:
a fascinating series of talks on
law & representation

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James Reiss on a poet
willing to rhyme card with ward,
nameless with restless,
lifts
& gift

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J.D. Salinger:
The Pre-Postmodernist

Searching for Salinger’s house

What if
celebs tweeted Salinger’s death?

The tragic life of bananafish

The last of the giants?

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A museum of one’s own

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Reading scene report:
Mrs. Dalloway’s Books in Berkeley

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Blake on the human & divine

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Inside an agent’s mailbox

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Peyton Manning & the missing T formation

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Snippateering

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Impishness & labefactation

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A new bio of Thomas De Quincey

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Beyond Dante’s Inferno:
classic lit as video games

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Hayden White:
“The Question of Narrative
in Contemporary Historical Theory” (1984)
(reg. req.)

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Originary grammar
(1) (2) (3)

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Self-publishing made easy

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Is brown bad news
for selling books?

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Ghosts of publishing past
& to come

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Mondegreens & poetry

Jon Carroll’s mondegreen columns

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Freedom of the press,
Vietnam-style

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Censoring Anne Frank

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Gerald Posner, plagiarist

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Jacques Derrida’s Glas
(reg. req.)

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Postdocs of the world, unite!

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What would a UK GirlDrive look like?

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Patti Smith
talking with Tavis Smiley

Nick Piombino
on Patti Smith’s Just Kids

Patti Smith
on the archivist
Harry Smith
(no relation)

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David Kirby’s bio of Little Richard
has “just enough talent on display
to keep you from walking out”

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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
(a steampunk big band)

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Photos from Anthony Braxton’s
8-hour Sonic Genome Project
performance in Vancouver

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The music of Karlheinz Essl
(check out both the performance & scores)

Drunken Boat’s
sound art feature

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Issa’s “Lit-Rock Jukebox

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Book Bombs

collaborative, site-based zine project
examining Philadelphia parks and benches
as social spaces, shelters, and art galleries”

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Poetry in motion
at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas

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It’s all in the spine
for life models

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Michael Dell
buys Magnum archive
for the University of Texas

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The little ol’ museum from Pasadena

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Philagrafika 2010

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Colm Tóibín:
My hero Jack Yeats

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What is a Warhol?

What Andy Warhol really did

The Warhol Foundation on trial

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Tom Clark on Jim Dine

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William Pope. L:
Color isn’t Matter

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Peter Schjeldahl on West Coast minimalism

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What Deitch means for LA MoCA
can be found in the new
CoaguLA

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Paintings to illustrate
Charlie Simic

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The art of being Santa Fe

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Peter Zumthor:
Thinking Architecture
(reg. req.)

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The Tract House:
A Darwin Addition

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Inside the Film Factory:
New Approaches to
Russian & Soviet Cinema
(reg. req.)

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Finally,
Letterman hires a female writer

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Here comes Alice’s merchandise

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Laura Mulvey’s
Death 24x a Second:
Stillness and the Moving Image
(reg. req.)

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Ishmael Reed on Precious

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Avatarthe script
(reg. req.)

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Visual Effects Society

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Catherine Lupton:
Chris Marker: Memories of the Future
(reg. req.)

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How to represent movement

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Walter Benjamin:
The Origin of German Tragic Drama
(reg. req.)

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Oulipo sports

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ChatRoulette

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Weigh your options literally

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The limits of multitasking

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The Age of Asymmetry

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Ludwig Wittgenstein:
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
(reg. req.)

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Martin Heidegger:
The End of Philosophy
(reg. req.)

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Donna Haraway:
When Species Meet
(reg. req.)

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A tribute to Howard Zinn

Eric Foner on Howard Zinn

Zinn’s history

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Restoring freedom of speech
to human beings

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Oxford Guide
to English Grammar

(reg. req.)

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You never need to use the r-word
so why not pledge to end it?

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