Walter Benjamin

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Name: Walter Benjamin
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Moscow’s Eiffel Tower is saved from the wrecking ball

A retro-futuristic 92-year-old Soviet landmark known as Moscow’s Eiffel Tower has been saved from demolition, following a years-long preservation battle that attracted worldwide attention. Russia’s state broadcasting committee said this spring that the ... [Published Quartz - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Courting Failure: On Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt’s Readings of the Schlemiel

Menachem Feuer in Berfrois: As human beings we have to “court” failure. This term suggests two things: on the one hand, it suggests dating and becoming intimate with someone in a formal, old-fashioned way; on the other hand, it suggests that we ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

A Brief Anthology of ‘Quotations’

Photo by George Rose/Susan Sontag closes her seminal book On Photography with a “brief anthology of quotations”—compiling remarks from various brilliant people on the topic. Sontag writes:The final reason for the need to photograph everything lies in ... [Published Vice UK - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Silvertown reviewed in Socialist Worker

The struggle for SilvertownTrish Kahle reviews a book that uncovers the nearly lost history of a struggle that marked a turning point for the British working class movement.July 16, 2014THE AUTHOR and critic Walter Benjamin once wrote in an essay titled ... [Published Monthly Review - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

How The First World War Destroyed Everything In Europe Faster Than Anyone Thought Possible

As the World BurnedWe know the story: World War I splintered the world. What a new memoir shows us is how quickly, and devastatingly, it happened.By Stefany Anne Golberg What we learned about Europe after World War I – the war to end all wars that didn’t ... [Published Arts Journal - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

11 Wonderfully Illuminating Quotes From Walter Benjamin

Get ready for some Illuminations *~*~ In honor of his 122nd birthday today! On writing: callejerorev.com On a person's library: acasadevidro.com On happiness: Maira Kalman / Via forward.com On jotting things down: urbanshanghai.wordpress.com ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Union protests | @guardianletters

_ Aditya Chakrabortty is correct in making the connection between strong unions and a healthier economy (, 8 July). On Thursday, as a striking NUT member, I'll be proud to walk alongside colleagues from Unite, Unison and PCS, not just to show outrage ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Every Datum Tells a Story: The dawning of the age of meta-information

Mark P. Mills and M. Anthony Mills in City Journal: How will these technologies transform human communication? The beginnings of an answer can be found in the nearly century-old writings of German critic Walter Benjamin, who came of age during the ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Review of Paul Scheerbart, Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel

Todd Cronan at nonsite: For admirers of the work of Walter Benjamin, a translation of Paul Scheerbart’s Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel is a major event. Benjamin continually lauded Lesabéndio throughout his life, most decisively in his famous vision ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Mapping what’s been lost

Imwas village in 1958. (Photo: Pierre Medebielle via PalestineRemembered.com) Imwas village in 1968. (Photo: Pierre Medebielle via PalestineRemembered.com). ‘Imwas village in 1988, four years after the construction of Canada Park was completed ... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 12 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 1 reports

Paging Walter Benjamin

Art market metaphor du jour : Sounding a rather surreal note, the evening began with a short modern dance performance by four members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, on a small dance floor installed for the occasion next to the auctioneer’s rostrum, ... [Published FT Alphaville - May 15 2014]
First reported Apr 27 2014 - Updated Apr 27 2014 - 1 reports

Walter Benjamin’s theory of fascism

Walter Benjamin This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. Thank God Passover and Easter are over – and the peace process, too. Not to worry, though, just like ... [Published Mondoweiss - Apr 27 2014]

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Courting Failure: On Walter Benjamin and Hannah... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 19 2014]
Moscow’s Eiffel Tower is saved from the wreckin... [Published Quartz - Aug 19 2014]
Mary J. Langmeyer, 101, New Athens, Illinois [Published KMOV.com - Aug 13 2014]
Genocidal desistance in Gaza [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Aug 12 2014]
Postcard from Perth: Why actors act and audienc... [Published Crikey Media - Aug 12 2014]
A radical new way of looking at buildings and t... [Published Buffalo News - Aug 10 2014]
A Brief Anthology of ‘Quotations’ [Published Vice UK - Aug 08 2014]
Bankruptcies: Aug. 10, 2014 [Published Lancaster Online - Aug 07 2014]
REVIEW: The Orientalist by Tom Reiss [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Aug 04 2014]
What Does The Woman in The Panel Want? [Published Yahoo! India - Aug 01 2014]
Silvertown reviewed in Socialist Worker [Published Monthly Review - Jul 30 2014]
Settlement reached to prevent sewage spills, ov... [Published The Daily Review - Jul 28 2014]
How The First World War Destroyed Everything In... [Published Arts Journal - Jul 28 2014]
“Never again”: For an education toward critical... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 28 2014]
A New Jersey Tale of Two Alfred Doblins — and O... [Published Forward - Jul 27 2014]
Don't be Misérables – it's Hugo's original manu... [Published Conversation AU - Jul 23 2014]
Non-fiction's beauty is in the I of the beholder [Published Conversation AU - Jul 22 2014]
Writers or Missionaries? [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 22 2014]
Olympicopolis: Dr Roth wants V&A to think bigge... [Published The First Post: Latest - Jul 21 2014]
Celebrity selfies have value—just don’t try to ... [Published Quartz - Jul 17 2014]
11 Wonderfully Illuminating Quotes From Walter ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jul 15 2014]
Operation Eastleigh was a total failure [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 15 2014]
A Brief Anthology of ‘Quotations’ [Published Vice Magazine US - Jul 14 2014]
Union protests | @guardianletters [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
UDAY SINGH MEHTA IN CONVERSATION WITH AKEEL BIL... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 07 2014]
Every Datum Tells a Story: The dawning of the a... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 06 2014]
Review of Paul Scheerbart, Lesabéndio: An Aster... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 01 2014]
Kool A.D.'s Bizarre Pop-Culture Carnival [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Jun 30 2014]
Mapping what’s been lost [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 12 2014]
[tt] Economist: On walking: Pedestrian observat... [Published TranshumanTech - Jun 09 2014]
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Courting Failure: On Walter Benjamin and Hannah... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 19 2014]
Menachem Feuer in Berfrois: As human beings we have to “court” failure. This term suggests two things: on the one hand, it suggests dating and becoming intimate with someone in a formal, old-fashioned way; on the other hand, it suggests that we ...
REVIEW: The Orientalist by Tom Reiss [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Aug 04 2014]
[by Mark Safranski , a.k.a. " zen "] The Orientalist by Tom Reiss   Some biographies are as much about the era or the milieu as the man. The Orientalist is one of them. This is not to say that Tom Reiss has written a bad book. On the ...
Writers or Missionaries? [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 22 2014]
Adam Shatz in The Nation: Shortly after September 11, I interviewed V.S. Naipaul about his views on Islam for The New York Times Magazine. Much of what he said was predictably ugly, a provocation calculated to offend liberal sensibilities. “Non-fundamentalist ...
11 Wonderfully Illuminating Quotes From Walter ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jul 15 2014]
Get ready for some Illuminations *~*~ In honor of his 122nd birthday today! On writing: callejerorev.com On a person's library: acasadevidro.com On happiness: Maira Kalman / Via forward.com On jotting things down: urbanshanghai.wordpress.com ...
UDAY SINGH MEHTA IN CONVERSATION WITH AKEEL BIL... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 07 2014]
From Permanent Black: Mehta: I think of you, especially in the essays that constitute this book, as doing a rather particular kind of philosophy. It is a very distinguished tradition of practitioners, including the late Richard Rorty, Bernard ...
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