Walter Benjamin

Type: Person
Name: Walter Benjamin
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Speaking of Climate Change: Is It Time to Agree on a Language of Defeat?

The recent doomsday report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provoked a familiar response among environmental advocates. It was a canned blend of pessimism and activism insisting that it’s too late to act but we’d sure ... [Published Pacific Standard - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Walter Benjamin Foundation hosts photo contest [Latin America]

Deadline:5/5/14Professional or amateur photographers living in Latin America can participate in this contest.The Walter Benjamin Foundation , along with the Fundación Arcor , launched the 10th edition of its photography competition shedding light on the ... [Published IJnet.org - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Against genre biases

Maureen Dowd had to get the flu to discover that she likes dragons. In an otherwise fairly silly New York Times Op-Ed column last Sunday on the pallidness of Washington, D.C., power plays compared to the bloody rivalries in HBO’s “,” Dowd begins by explaining ... [Published Salon - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

03:17 Review: Aye Write!

Andrew Crumey and Sarah Dry Tis Two Hundred Years Since: The Historical NovelWilliam McIlvanneyGlasgow's Opium WarsJames Robertson: Writing the Bruce"PEOPLE want to know what makes a genius, a genius," said Sarah Dry in discussing her new biography of ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Welcome To The Asylum

When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. ... [Published Peak Oil - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Walter Benjamin in Jerusalem

Benjamin left Berlin in 1932 and eventually wound up in Paris, where he had a very difficult time scraping together a living, though it was here that he would embark upon what would become what many ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

'Despising' Judith Butler and the future of Zionism

The New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier clearly believes himself to be a good man. One of those who put principles before emotions and politics. One who will fight for the right of even the most bigoted people and views to have a public hearing. ... [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

It all began with rocks

Some of my strongest memories from childhood occurred nearly every day on the school playground.And, no, those memories had nothing to do with swings, or slides, or jungle gyms.They were all about rocks.At the old Fairfield Elementary building (now since ... [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Wu-Tang, Industry Trends and Walter Benjamin: How Wu-Tang Clan’s New Album Breaks the Mold

Once Upon a Time in ShaolinFrom the slums of Shaolin, Wu-Tang Clan strikes again , setting out to re-establish the album as a piece of art. Their upcoming double-LP  Once Upon a Time in Shaolin will be pressed only once, and guarded heavily so that its ... [Published San Antonio Current - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

What Was Walter Benjamin Doing with His Shirt Off in Ibiza?

by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings (Belknap Press) Walter Benjamin passed some of the happiest moments of his life wandering shirtless in the sun on the Spanish island of Ibiza. In a letter in 1932, he wrote that the little Mediterranean island ... [Published The New Republic Online - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Claims about Goethe

In 1979, director Francis Ford Coppola , in the grip of clinical manic depression and anxiety over his incomplete opus Apocalypse Now , and while purportedly under the influence of his girlfriend, screenwriter Melissa Mathison , proposed making ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 2 reports

Hannah Arendt was right: Walter Benjamin is “sui generis”

Owing as much to mysticism as they do to Marx, the philosopher's writings remain as challenging as ever ... [Published AlterNet.org - Mar 19 2014]

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However, Andrew Crumey, whose latest novel The Secret Knowledge features a certain Walter Benjamin, warned us: "inferences made from one aspect of a person's life can be misleading..."

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Jewish Family Service project seeks ‘Letters to... [Published Jewish Herald-Voice - 4 hours ago]
Alexandre Singh on his fantastical, theatrical ... [Published Spear's - Apr 15 2014]
Speaking of Climate Change: Is It Time to Agree... [Published Pacific Standard - Apr 15 2014]
Walter Benjamin Foundation hosts photo contest ... [Published IJnet.org - Apr 14 2014]
Why a luxury hotel might not be the best way to... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 13 2014]
Against genre biases [Published Salon - Apr 10 2014]
03:17 Review: Aye Write! [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 07 2014]
Welcome To The Asylum [Published Peak Oil - Apr 05 2014]
Why Arthur Szyk's Haggadah Is the Loveliest One... [Published Forward - Apr 05 2014]
Walter Benjamin in Jerusalem [Published Big News Network - Apr 04 2014]
One of the Most Beautiful Pieces of Literary Jo... [Published Weekly Standard - Apr 04 2014]
Street life: humanity’s future depends on abili... [Published Abu Dhabi National - Apr 03 2014]
The Freedom to Be: Frédéric Gros's 'Philosophy ... [Published Pop Matters - Apr 01 2014]
War by Other Means: The Violence of North Korea... [Published Japan Focus - Mar 31 2014]
'Despising' Judith Butler and the future of Zio... [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 29 2014]
How can civilisation be defined for the 21st ce... [Published The Independent - Mar 28 2014]
It all began with rocks [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Mar 28 2014]
A Few Impressions: Broadway, Baby [Published Vice Magazine US - Mar 27 2014]
A Place in the Country [Published Christian Science Monitor - Mar 27 2014]
Wu-Tang, Industry Trends and Walter Benjamin: H... [Published San Antonio Current - Mar 27 2014]
Democratic Institutions And Fascism: A Critique... [Published Counter Currents - Mar 26 2014]
The Messianic Impulse: Jews & Utopian Thought i... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Mar 25 2014]
What Was Walter Benjamin Doing with His Shirt O... [Published The New Republic Online - Mar 23 2014]
Shukov Radio Tower: Moscow’s Own ‘Eiffel Tower’... [Published The Guardian Express - Mar 20 2014]
Claims about Goethe [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 20 2014]
Hannah Arendt was right: Walter Benjamin is “su... [Published AlterNet.org - Mar 19 2014]
Hannah Arendt was right: Walter Benjamin is “su... [Published Salon - Mar 19 2014]
Architects to Putin: Save Shukhov Tower, Moscow... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Mar 19 2014]
Q&A with Michener Center Director and Author Ja... [Published Texas Observer - Mar 18 2014]
Uprooted to build anew [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Mar 17 2014]
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Claims about Goethe [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 20 2014]
In 1979, director Francis Ford Coppola , in the grip of clinical manic depression and anxiety over his incomplete opus Apocalypse Now , and while purportedly under the influence of his girlfriend, screenwriter Melissa Mathison , proposed making ...
From Greece to Ukraine, welcome to the new age ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 04 2014]
The left can learn from recent popular uprisings – the Arab spring, Greece or Turkey – that have no leaders, parties or common ideology, then build on the energy and imagination these movements have created On 17 June 2011, I was invited to address ...
Robert Pinsky and Modern Memory [Published 3quarksdaily - Feb 07 2014]
David Kaufmann in Poetry Daily: John Ashbery once wrote of Frank O'Hara that he was too hip for the square and too square for the hip. The same might go for Robert Pinsky, who, in spite of his achievements and reputation, has not received the kind ...
Thoreau’s Body of Knowledge [Published 3quarksdaily - Feb 03 2014]
by  Liam Heneghan Walking is a foundational practice, amounting in natural history to methodology. Charles Darwin in his Journal and remarks 1832–1836 more commonly known as The Voyage of the Beagle (1839) used the verb “walk”, or variants thereof, ...
“The law, this violent thing”: Dissident ... [Published groundviews - Feb 02 2014]
Image courtesy Lanka Standard Full text of the address by Dr. Vasuki Nesiah, Associate Professor of Practice, New York University, at the 14th Neelan Tiruchelvam memorial lecture on 28 July 2013 at the BMICH. Excerpts published in Ceylon Today ...
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