Postwar

19 Jun 19
Active History

Mikhail Bjorge With rail construction largely completed and mechanization lessening the need for iterate agricultural labour, mass unemployment had become the norm in Edmonton, Alberta by 1914. At this time, Carl Berg, a former member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), relocated to the city. Here he started working with Sarah Knight in […]

19 Jun 19
JAC.

By Allison Yoo, Barnard College Originally published in the 2019 print edition. Lee Ufan was a Korean-born artist, working primarily in Japan beginning in 1956.1 Throughout his career, Lee participated in multiple art movements, though he is most well known for his leading role in “Mono-ha,” or the “School of Things.” Founded in 1968 in […]

19 Jun 19
John Pistelli

Far Country: Scenes from American Culture by Franco Moretti My rating: 2 of 5 stars This short book is a selection of lectures from a course in literary history that Franco Moretti, now retired, used to teach at Stanford University. Moretti is best known for advocating computational approaches to the humanities—for his paradigm of “distant […]

19 Jun 19
NYCity 1-2-3 : What's Happening / Manhattan's WestSide

Today’s Elite 8 NYC Events > WEDNESDAY/ JUNE 19, 2019 “We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as 1-2-3. For future NYC Events, check the tab above:  “June NYC Events” It’s the most comprehensive list of top […]

19 Jun 19
Bacon's Rebellion

As the reparations issue heats up across the country — Congressional Democrats are considering forming a commission on reparations, reports the New York Times — it’s just a matter of time before the divisive debate comes to Virginia. The Old Dominion, after all, was a slave state and a segregationist state. We have a history […]

19 Jun 19
The Metropole

[Editor’s note: As part of our Book Review Series, The Metropole provides authors a chance to respond to reviews by The Metropole of their work. This week, New York University Professor Kim Phillips-Fein responds to the review of her work Fear City: New York City’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics. You can […]

19 Jun 19
The Stiletto Gumshoe

An Academy Award nominee it wasn’t, and labeling Universal’s 1950 Undercover Girl a ‘film noir’ might be broadening the genre’s parameters a bit. Or not, depending on where you draw the line between ‘noir’ and postwar crime melodrama. Pretty sure there’s no connection to the popular comic character Starr Flagg – Undercover Girl from right […]

19 Jun 19
The Moderated Media

Trump 2020 may sound a lot like Trump 2016, but this time around the fusion of president and party is complete. Donald Trump has been the most persistently unpopular first-term president in the postwar era. Much of the nation is exhausted and embarrassed by his presidency, pining for normalcy, eager to change the channel. The […]

19 Jun 19
fragments

*Under construction sign here, please excuse my wonky writing* (I’m slowly translating introductions written by Machimura-san from the machida city graphic arts museum exhibition dedicated to postwar blockprint movement. Hope it serves as a basic intro into the hanga movement. Very grateful for being able to take pictures there!)

19 Jun 19
sqwabb

Is Microsoft becoming a dangerous creature of its country’s military industrial complex, the way the United States claims that Chinese tech company Huawei is? Besides allegations that they both harvest customer data, the two tech giants have another thing in common: military contracts. According to a Quartz post in May, one of the nuggets of […]

19 Jun 19
Hawkins Bay Dispatch

See also (below) Washington pushes to the brink of war with Iran  09 Jan 2019 | Oliver Wainwright  | The Guardian ‘Tehran’s traffic jams have spawned a curious social phenomenon. The affluent car-driving youth of the northern districts have turned gridlock into a way of meeting members of the opposite sex. Known as “dor-dor” (“turn-turn” in […]

19 Jun 19
TV Aerials Leeds

Trump 2020 may sound a lot like Trump 2016, but this time around the fusion of president and party is complete. Donald Trump has been the most persistently unpopular first-term president in the postwar era. from Pocket https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/opinion/trump-2020-announcement.html via FREEVIEW AERIALS LEEDS

19 Jun 19
TV Aerials Sunderland

Trump 2020 may sound a lot like Trump 2016, but this time around the fusion of president and party is complete. Donald Trump has been the most persistently unpopular first-term president in the postwar era. from Pocket https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/opinion/trump-2020-announcement.html via TV/a>

19 Jun 19
To Inform is to Influence

Kudos to Conrad Crane, Ph.D., for this illuminating article. While I agree with his basic premise, the article is strongly flawed. The first problem is using the terms Information Warfare and Information Operations interchangeably.  “Information Warfare” was dropped from the lexicon in 2006, primarily due to decisions made in 1993 when the Department of Defense […]

19 Jun 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

There’s a huge price to pay for not allowing the market to kill off companies that can’t compete. From Ruchir Sharma at nytimes.com via zerohedge.com: he policies created to pull the world out of recession are still in place, but now they are strangling the global economy… The United States’ recovery from the Great Recession […]