Wisconsin Capitol illegally closed to newcomers -... →
“It’s illegal to block public access to the Wisconsin State Capitol Building (See Article I, §4), but it appears that Governor Scott Walker is attempting to do that, anyway. Today, the Capitol has been closed to any protesters who didn’t spend last night inside. Authorities say they won’t let any new protesters in until everyone left inside leaves. WhenRep. Kelda Helen Roys...
What’s Happening With China’s Jasmine Revolution? →
seagullflight: zuky: notadinnerparty: This is INCREDIBLY informative, which I was (perhaps) inexplicably surprised by. I guess you don’t see a lot of analysis of China in the liberal-oriented press (Mother Jones, The Nation, Utne Reader, et al); I, and others (like this guy, in this book), would hypothesize that this is because it’s hard to know what to do with China, or fit it into our...
It's squishy out there.
USTREAM::: Ryuichi Sakamoto performing at The... →
Solo piano improv, happening now.
solarflares: Have I mentioned my love for Network Awesome yet? It is now a snow day over here, so for your enjoyment: The Live Music Show Curated by DJ Booth of Jokers of the Scene: Tangerine Dream Live at Coventry Psychedelic visual effects, religious iconography and banks of vintage synths mark the perfect setting for TD to present their swirling electronic soundscapes. So...
Liam Gillick || Contemporary art does not account... →
tk5: “Is there the possibility of merely saying “I make work now”? …The question is how to categorize art today in a way that will exceed the contemporary.”
tanacetum-vulgare asked: I would recommend ordering it online!
Just looked outside.
Well, so much for getting dressed and leaving the house today. Now I’m stuck here relaxing at home and getting my cozy on. Another cup of coffee? Ugh, I guess…. Fuckin’ snow. Dick.
Follow Up of the Day: →
Yesterday, the Rev. Al Sharpton claimed that he had persuaded Lamar Advertising to remove the controversial billboard belonging to anti-abortion group Life Always from the SoHo street corner, where it was to remain for the next three weeks. Well, last night the sign did indeed come down. In its statement concerning the billboard’s removal, Lamar Advertising cited safety concerns due to...
I spent a good deal of time overnight thinking about Governor Walker’s...– Madison police chief wants to know why governor considered using agents provocateur - Boing Boing
Don’t make us ask you to leave, because we won’t — we hate...– This Is Why Your Used Bookstore Clerk Hates You - San Francisco Art - The Exhibitionist
This Is Why Your Used Bookstore Clerk Hates You -... →
This is gold. Also: working retail has either destroyed my soul or I’ve been corrupt and hateful his whole time and I’m just realizing it now.
Boss who hugged employees to dispel negative... →
You gotta read this.
The New Inquiry: The Unbearable Awkwardness of... →
towerofsleep: jenniferanne: thenewinquiry: A review of Adam Kotsho’s Awkwardness By Malcolm Harris Adam Kotsko’s Awkwardness is the kind of criticism — pertinent, witty, sophisticated but without sophistry — in which one can glimpse a culture that doesn’t quite exist. As with the other essays adapted from blogs and published… I think I’m going to have to read this one. This...
Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptist Church website... →
This is a thing of beauty.
SelfControl by Steve Lambert
slowcontent: Starting today, I’m going to be using Steve Lambert’s software to limit myself to 15 minutes of Facebook + stat checking a day. I’m looking forward to how this experiment will go. I’ll keep you posted. I’ve posted about this app before, but it bears repeating: This has been in my top 3 apps for the better part of a year. O’Brien introduced me to it. If you’re...