THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN FACT AND FICTION: PAUL MATTICK with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav
Paul Matticks most recent book, Business as Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Future of Capitalism, was just published by Reaktion Books. In late April, he sat down with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav of the journal Endnotes.
THE STATE AS UTOPIAN GESAMTKUNSTWERK
By Conor McGrady
A Summary of the First NSK Citizens Congress in Berlin
The Slovene arts collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) founded the NSK State in Time in 1992, shortly after the collapse of socialism and the break-up of Yugoslavia in war.
UnburdenedBy Rehan Ansari
Unburdened is set in the time just before and after President Obamas inauguration when Robin, a journalist from Toronto, goes on a newspaper assignment to Karachi. Robin is in a decade-long relationship with Katherine, and most of the play is seen through Katherines eyes
The Bookseller of ChennaiBy Scott Sherman
The tiniest bookshop in Chennai, Indias fourth-largest city, is located on the edge of the Taj Connemara Hotel, in the congested downtown. To get to the shop, you must first inquire at the hotels front desk, where a clerk tells you to exit the lobby and make a left.
China SyndromesBy James Arnett
As a precocious child growing up the 1980s, I became unduly interested in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and espionage. This was probably due to the inundation of media scare stories about Russians and nuclear winter, as well as ABCs frequent showings of old James Bond movies.
Can We Save Media?By Ross Barkan
The clone artfully defends her actions against the state, exasperating the indoctrinated historian who cannot understand why anyone would want to rebel against a society that celebrates hyperconsumerism, capitalism, and authoritarianism.
Future ShocksBy Michael Terry
Physics of the Future is clearly meant for those of us with little to no knowledge of science and technology, an effort by Kaku to let the commoners prepare for the radical planetary alterations that await them.
BLOOD, BONES, BUTTER Love in the Time of PruneBy Douglas Singleton
I did not meet my wife at Gabrielle Hamiltons Prune in the East Village (that distinction belongs to Moto, the wine bar under the J train in South Williamsburg) but a lot of our early courting was done across the restaurants bar. She was a bartender, and Id gaze at her while she mixed drinks