Sounds Like Now

Today’s philosophers don’t do well in crises. The case of Giorgio Agamben, in which he wrongly downplayed the danger posed by COVID-19, is a perfect example. (More…)

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Guerrilla, the debut LP by Angolan refugee producer Nazar, makes for compelling listening, even if you know nothing about him. (More…)

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When Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination earlier this week, the leftist finally gave Joe Biden what he’s been after for four decades: a run at the presidency. (More…)

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After days of reading one depressing news story after another about the pandemic that has turned our world upside down, I was desperate for anything that would brighten my spirits. (More…)

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The crisis through which we (or at least most of us) are now living is defined by biopolitics. (More…)

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Don’t believe the hype. There’s nothing new about Coronavirus. Everything about it says more of the same. (More…)

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Molecular Meditation, the new collaboration between Jan St. Werner – half of the influential Berlin duo Mouse on Mars – and Mark E. Smith – the deceased frontman of post-punk stalwarts The Fall – is a proudly self-indulgent record. (More…)

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Long ago, when the single income of a TV dad like Ward Cleaver or a Jim Anderson could support a family with cash to spare, banking was viewed, not without justice, as a boring profession. (More…)

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If someone put you in a dark room and played you a version of Icelandic band Kaelan Mikla minus the vocals, you might well wonder which neglected post-punk band from the early ‘80s was in the process of being rediscovered. (More…)

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