Sounds Like Now

The hosting of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest against the backdrop of the Israel-Palestine conflict was always going to be controversial. (More…)

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With the results of the snap elections held in Spain on Sunday still in the headlines, new questions have been raised about the so-called “populist moment” about which so much ink has been spilt of late. (More…)

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Long ago, while earning a library science degree, I worked as a manuscripts processing archivist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I handled letters and materials from the 17th century to the present. (More…)

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E.V.A. , by Rome’s Giuda (Judas), sounds all-too-familiar. Not because it’s trite or unoriginal, because it isn’t. (More…)

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The hysteria was predictable. Posing as both concentration camp inmates and their Nazi executioners, the video for Rammstein’s new song “Deutschland” was destined to infuriate one demographic, just as selecting a black actress, Ruby Commey, to personify Germania, was bound to piss off another. (More…)

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