This post on the use of social media in Egypt and... →
The greater part is diffused. There is a large collective life which is at...– Emile Durkheim, Suicide: A Study in Sociology
Well, I suppose it’s been official for a while but now the internet has confirmed it. So I guess I’ll let the cat out of the bag for those folks who don’t know about it yet: I’ve got a book coming out this summer (I think) on Paradigm publishers. I’m really excited and also completely terrified! Here’s the link. I am under the impression that copies will not...
Books I've closed and books I have open
I’ve been on break for about a month. These are the books that I’ve read and the books I’m still reading. Closed: I just finished Eugene Thacker’s After Life. It’s a great read, and one that taught me quite a bit. I’m curious to see where he goes with his next book Dark Life. The ultimate thesis of After Life seems to fall back on a sort of neoplatonic...
I’m not a regular reader of Street Boners, but this series of photos from the NYC hardcore scene of the 80s is really great. Worth a look for anyone who’s interested in that sort of thing. Also yet another piece of aesthetic evidence that the death of film photography is a righteous bummer. Photos
The Strokes' New Album Has a Release Date
I could go on for a very very very long time about how important The Strokes have been to me over the last ten years, but it will probably be a boring story to most people. So instead, I’ll just say that I am so unspeakably excited for March 22nd
You Have Got to be Fucking Kidding Me
This is so insanely stupid I don’t even know what to say.
Books I loved in 2010
None of these were published in 2010 because I do not have my shit together w/re to the book world. Also no money so as far as fiction goes I pretty much have to wait until trusted sources (my mom, my girlfriend, bookforum, new york review) either lend me something or recommend it so strongly that I have to buy it. In no particular order Fiction: George R.R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire ...