Articles Archive for June 2014

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June 25th, 2014 | Comments Off on Summer Reading List, 2014 | Category: Reading Lists
Summer Reading List, 2014

As school finally releases its grip on our attention and summer eases in around us, it’s time to peruse book pages for pleasure. If you’re like me, you’re still working through stuff from last year’s list. As my friend Kristin Ross tweeted recently, “Lately when I think about my mortality, the primary sadness I feel is in regards to all the books on my ‘to-read’ shelf.” We may never get to them all, but here are 2014’s summer recommendations.
This year’s list boasts newcomers Christopher Schaberg, Brian McFarland, and Alice Marwick, …

Marginalia »

June 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on Who Said It? Baudrillard or Busey? | Category: Marginalia
Who Said It? Baudrillard or Busey?

If you read enough internet memes of actor Gary Busey, you might find that Jean Baudrillard (R.I.P.), the sage of the postmodern soundbite, seems to be losing ground on the quotable cereal-box scripture. So, after the success of such nonsense as Who Said It? James Joyce or Kool Keith?, I present a new conundrum in the form of an online quiz, Who Said It? Baudrillard or Busey?

Your scores are being recorded. Gary Busey will know how you did.