Category Archives: culture

Saturday Matinee: Metropolis

From Open Culture: Today we bring you one of the most influential films of all time: Fritz Lang’s 1927 fable of good and evil fighting it out in a futuristic urban dystopia, Metropolis. The melodrama is set in the year … Continue reading

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Why Do “Progressives” Like War?

By Philip Giraldi Source: Unz Review Liberals are supposed to be antiwar, right? I went to college in the 1960s, when students nationwide were rising up in opposition to the Vietnam War. I was a Young Republican back then and … Continue reading

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Goose-stepping Our Way Toward Pink Revolution

By CJ Hopkins Source: CounterPunch So the global capitalist ruling classes’ neutralization of the Trumpian uprising seems to be off to a pretty good start. It’s barely been a month since his inauguration, and the corporate media, liberal celebrities, and … Continue reading

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The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

The Bug Donnie Trumpet

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Noseblind to Odors in Your Empire?

By John Rohn Hall Source: Axis of Logic Using metaphor or analogy as a creative aid is especially useful when venturing journalistically into uncomfortable, foreign territory, and Trump’s new version of Amerika is indeed uncomfortable and foreign territory. Gotta admit … Continue reading

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Tulsi Gabbard vs. ‘Regime Change’ Wars

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a rare member of Congress willing to take heat for challenging U.S. “regime change” projects, in part, because as an Iraq War vet she saw the damage these schemes do, as retired Col. Ann Wright explains. … Continue reading

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Embedded beings: how we blended our minds with our devices

By Saskia K Nagel  & Peter B Reiner (aeon) Like life itself, technologies evolve. So it is that the telephone became the smartphone, that near-at-hand portal to the information superhighway. We have held these powerful devices in the palms of … Continue reading

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