The Recycled City

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

McLuhan’s influential gift was to unite a theoretical literary imagination about the impact of different kinds of communication with the practical ongoing pattern of North American life. He sustained an open nonelitist mind about different media. No intello-snob, he was a critic who was, however, never meanly critical. Like a Mobius strip he moved in [&hellip
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Caravaggio, the All-Purpose Modern

Written by Christian Viveros-Faune on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

We have, as the age demands, Caravaggios for every tribe and taste. There is the genius Caravaggio, following in the line of great painters like Michelangelo and Giorgione; Caravaggio the vanguardist, age-old prototype for Picasso and Pollock; a Marxist Caravaggio, faithful recorder of the dirty fingernails of the people; the fashionably queer Caravaggio, a gender-bending [&hellip
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Ted Rall’s Revenge, Part II

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

  As I wrote last week (“Ted Rall’s Bawls,” 8/18), Rall had initiated litigation against Hellman in the wake of the e-mail prank that Hellman, a well-known jokester, played on him after his controversial Village Voice article attacking comics-world powerbroker Art Spiegelman. Rall claimed that the prank–which involved a satirically self-aggrandizing letter entitled “Ted Rall’s [&hellip
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A Cure for Love Rats; All About Anna; Eichmann’s Memoirs

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

  Love Rat At first I thought it had to be the greatest news since the discovery of penicillin. Scientists are on the verge of finding a cure for those who cheat on their wives and girlfriends, i.e., love rats. Research on rats–pun intended–has shown that a genetic tendency to infidelity can be reversed, and [&hellip
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