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Five to One: Rethinking the Doors and the Sixties Counterculture

December 12, 2018
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Christopher Crenshaw Skip other details (including permanent urls, DOI, citation information) Volume VIII, Issue 1, Winter 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mp.9460447.0008.103   Permissions Abstract While historians have examined the complexity and nuance of the 1960s counterculture, their analyses of the popular culture that was intimately connected to it continue to focus on “hippie” culture from San Francisco. The Doors represent a […]

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Children of Ted Two decades after his last deadly act of ecoterrorism, the Unabomber has become an unlikely prophet to a new generation of acolytes.

December 11, 2018

People have moments like that under normal conditions, of course. Sigmund Freud wrote a famous essay about them way back in 1929, Civilization and Its Discontents. A few unsettled souls will always quit that bank job and sail to Tahiti, and the stoic middle will always suck it up. But Jacobi couldn’t accept those options. Staggered by […]

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The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

December 11, 2018

We explain nothing. The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world literally falls apart. LINK: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/7/5/17500782/zero-number-math-explained

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Global warming today mirrors conditions leading to Earth’s largest extinction event, UW study says

December 10, 2018
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(Fingers crossed?) If humans continue to pump greenhouse gases at our current rate, “we have no reason to think it wouldn’t cause a similar type of extinction,” said Curtis Deutsch, a UW professor and author of the research. LINK: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/global-warming-today-mirrors-conditions-during-earths-largest-extinction-event-uw-study/

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The Hippies Were Right: It’s All about Vibrations, Man!

December 9, 2018
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A new theory of consciousness Why are some things conscious and others apparently not? Is a rat conscious? A bat? A cockroach? A bacterium? An electron? These questions are all aspects of the ancient “mind-body problem,” which has resisted a generally satisfying conclusion for thousands of years. LINK: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-hippies-were-right-its-all-about-vibrations-man/

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We Are Drowning in a Devolved World: An Open Letter from Devo

December 8, 2018
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Following the band’s Rock Hall nomination, founder Gerald Casale reflects on its dystopian legacy in the age of Trump. Presently, the fabric that holds a society together has shredded in the wind. Everyone has their own facts, their own private Idaho stored in their expensive cellular phones. The earbuds are in, the feedback loops are […]

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Beyond the Arthouse Bait-and-Switch of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’, the Director’s Cut

December 8, 2018
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It’s possible to think of the director as a troll first and serious director second – this is understandable, but regrettable Last Wednesday, a hundred-plus American theatres hosted a new Lars von Trier film, in its ‘director’s cut,’ for one night only. It’s impossible to imagine any of Von Trier’s still-working contemporaries from, say, the […]

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Parallax Views: Dr. Harold Schechter on True Crime, Violence in Culture, Moral Panics, the Art of Joe Coleman, & More

December 7, 2018
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On this edition of Parallax Views, Dr. Harold Schechter, one of America’s most prolific and voluminous true crime authors, joins the show for a wide-ranging conversation on history’s real-life monsters from Ed Gein to H.H Holmes that attempts elucidate why society is fascinated by serial killers, violent art, murder, and mayhem. LINK TO SHOW: https://parallaxviews.podbean.com/e/dr-harold-schechter-on-true-crime-violence-in-culture-moral-panics-the-art-of-joe-coleman-more/

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CHARLES MANSON WRITES OPEN LETTER TO MARILYN MANSON FROM PRISON

December 7, 2018
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It’s widely known that Marilyn Manson came up with his stage name by combining the monikers of actress Marilyn Monroe and infamous convicted mass murderer Charles Manson. The two names were chosen by Marilyn Manson because he felt that the pair were the two biggest icons of the 1960s. Apparently, the shock rock icon is pretty infamous […]

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‘New World Ordure’: Burroughs, Globalization and the Grotesque

December 6, 2018
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“The scion of a well-known banking family once told me a family secret. When a certain stage of responsibility and awareness has been reached by a young banker he is taken to a room lined with family portraits in the middle of which is an ornate gilded toilet. Here he comes every day to defecate […]

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