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kateoplis: The Guardian Editorial: The time has long since past when it became fashionable to talk about a new world order. The collapse of the Soviet Union provided an opportunity to fashion one. But instead of using that opportunity to create a new security architecture in Europe, Nato expanded eastwards as the military anchor for democracy promotion. Not content to have seen off one global...
The Enduring Legacy of Basquiat's Hair
thenewinquiry: The painter’s generative conflict (and coif) lives on By Itoro Udoko Jean-Michel Basquiat had a professional career that lasted just nine years, but in that time he managed to make himself one of the most significant painters of the 20th century and an enduring cultural icon. Basquiat was a bundle of contradictions; he made art from the streets, yet his work appeared in...
poptech: Robert Neuwirth (PopTech 2011) tells us about life in the informal economy, what French culture classifies as System D. 1.8 billion people on the planet subsist through economic transactions that happen outside legal spheres and, by 2020, two thirds of our planet will be doing business in this domain. The future is the free market vs. the flea market.
theatlantic: atavist: Pat Walters interviews Simon Lewis about the bizarre injuries following a tragic accident in 1994 that has messed with his visual consciousness and sense of time. Read an excerpt from “Blindsight,” the true story of Simon Lewis’s horrific accident and the life that followed it. The full account is available from The Atavist for the Kindle and the iPad/iPhone, via The...
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