Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tinariwen, Paradise, Boston, MA, 10.12.12

A Brief Holiday in Other People’s Misery Before I went to see Tinariwen the other night, I read up on the political situation in Mali and it is pretty grim. A quarter million people have fled the country since January … Continue reading

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Lionel Loueke, Regattabar, Cambridge, MA, 10.11.12

Lionel Loueke is an astonishing guitar player and I would like to call the performance I saw last night at the Regattabar “virtuosic,” but that wouldn’t quite cover it. It woudn’t cover it because, while Loueke is undeniably a virtuoso, … Continue reading

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Reconstruction of a Talk Given on Walter Benjamin and Twitter (Part 1)

This is the first part of a textual reconstruction of the talk I gave on Benjamin at SUNY Albany. 1.The Death of the Cyberflâneur In February 2012 Evgeny Morozov’s published an opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, “The … Continue reading

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