A sample of Žižek's jokes, on subjects ranging from the illusion of freedom to fantasmatic identification.
Slavoj Žižek | Aug 22
Literary utopias can provoke our critical faculties and open our minds to imaginative — and transformative — ideas.
Nick Montfort | Jul 25
A century after the arrival of commercial neon signs, they have become a metaphor for our simplistic, slogan-obsessed culture.
Luis de Miranda | Jul 15
“You are not Proust. Do not write long sentences.”
Umberto Eco | Jul 8
How does one make a performance poem in the modern world? In “Subjoyride,” the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven leads the way, presenting a form of Dada “subvertising.”
Irene Gammel & Suzanne Zelazo | Jul 3
They’re long, terrible for multitasking, and at odds with our hyperconnected culture. So why are podcasts exploding in popularity?
Damon Krukowski | Jun 24
By exposing the psychic toll of dispossession, Dylan’s songs suggest why art in our own moment needs to account for the suffering found there.
Timothy Hampton | Jun 17
Acclaimed translator Mark Polizzotti demystifies the process of literary translation and demonstrates its capacity for art.
The Editors | Jun 10
The Russians may have been winning the space race in the 1950s, but they couldn’t hold a candle to the sophistication of Western dress.
Djurdja Bartlett | Jun 3
Had the campaign to bring Sigmund Freud to Mexico succeeded, the imperiled psychoanalyst would have found himself living among the world’s foremost artists and intellectuals.
Rubén Gallo | May 30