Category Archives: freedom

Fashion Week Begins

The fashion week party, or rather, pre-party drink like one of those early punk shows I went to when I was a boy: you feel you have total freedom to do whatever because everyone is doing anything. A man is … Continue reading

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While trying to research publication information on the Italian guidebook that profiled my home state, a visit to, which just opened this year, revealed the following warning: Dear Customer, It now seems certain that by September 1, a law … Continue reading

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Duomo & Sarpi: stories behind images

In an effort to provide a little context for Magdi’s provocative posters, some reading from the archives in order to illuminate exactly what happened: The praying at piazza Duomo was connected to protests against the Gaza War and happened on … Continue reading

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The Trap

I first encountered Adam Curtis via 2004’s The Power of Nightmares, which I watched while I was a graduate student. It was an interesting and provocative thesis — that the rise of the neocons had a parallel in the rise of … Continue reading

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