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Spectatorship

Childish Gambino and the Metamodern Ennui, Part IV

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

Any language, regardless of meaning, can be made to sound beautiful behind a nice tune, something for people to nod along with mindlessly. Gambino's more interested in displaying the ways we communicate than whether or not he endorses them.

Ritual on Steroids: Staging the World Cup in Brazil

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

The World Cup is a carnival that has turned into a global commodity, organized by semi-official and semi-legal institutions that resemble mafias much more than they do the UN.

On Resignation

Jim Selman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Resignation leaves us in a kind of unthinking stupor living day-to-day as if not much matters -- totally unconscious of the fact our point of view and conversations are "closed" and creating a predictable and circumstantially determined future.