The Frankfurt School has been somewhat of a mystery to me. Mentioned in nearly half the books I read, their thought is synonymous with critical theory. I’ve gotten a lot of secondhand exposure to the school, and I’ve read a fair amount of Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, and Marcuse, but I’ve never felt a full grasp of the movement. Well, The Essential Frankfurt School Reader (Continuum) is here to fix that. It fills the holes and explicates the missing pieces.
I was taking a break from web work in Kirkland, Washington, and my coworker Ben Damron spotted me outside goofing around on my bike. He grabbed his camera and filmed me fumbling about. So, here’s footage of me riding some mediocre flatland from the summer of 2001.