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Soho: The Afterlife

Written by Douglas Davis on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Soho: The AfterlifeSoho is a place where the heroic heady talk of self-creation is to be performed.–Steven Koch, "Reflections on Soho," SOHO: Downtown Manhattan (catalog, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, 1976) My principle of collectivism–running the cooperatives not necessarily in a legalistically correct way, but in a way to benefit the collective good.–George Maciunas, The Fluxhouse [&hellip
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Joking Matters

Written by Douglas Davis on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Last Friday, Google.com listed 16,100 Gore jokes, compared to 11,700 for W; and among the veeps, Lieberman took Cheney 461 to 274. If you believe the Sigmund Thesis, the volatile up-down quality of our political mood is best tracked this way. Just before the Democratic convention, for example, W began to challenge Gore in both [&hellip
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Norman Podhoretz’s My Love Affair with America

Written by Douglas Davis on . Posted in Books, Posts

My Love Affair with America by Norman Podhoretz (The Free Press, 248 pages, $25) Not that long ago my teenage daughter inadvertently flagged this hot issue. Five times she has organized her classmates to leave school and demonstrate against police brutality at One Police Plaza. "Dad," she said one day, "why don’t I ever see [&hellip
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Hey, Stupid, It’s the Culture!

Written by Douglas Davis on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Young George W. Bush and his allies have figured this out far ahead of the hip liberals, the Greens, the anarchists, maybe you and (almost) me. Have you noticed how we’re being deluged with feature stories building the case–again–for W’s coronation? All this summer you’ll probably see a variant of the king-in-waiting story at least [&hellip
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