This is the confusion of Kiarostami’s set-up: everything is ambiguous. For each thing he seems to be “telling” us, we question whether he actually means it, if it means anything at all. He never gives us the whole picture.
Abbey’s works depict environmentalism not as a practical solution to human problems, but as an offshoot of passion, fueled by the need to protect what you love.
Tonight at 7PM, the great Lars Iyer will be in conversation with media theorist McKenzie Wark at BookCourt in Brooklyn. The editors of Full Stop will be hosting the event; Plymouth Gin and beer will be lovingly provided.
I do not feel that I’ve gotten a very good sense of Britain in the four months since I moved to London for graduate school. And so, seeking to understand this place a little better, I did what I sometimes do when I’m not sure what to think about something: I turned to George Orwell.
What happened on Friday was not a regime officer tossing copies of Marx one by one into a bonfire in a public square, but it was nonetheless a book burning, an attempt to intimidate a movement or stifle an ideology by destroying its literature.