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LAIBACH with Conor McGrady and Dario Šolman

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Laibach in the mining town of Trbovlje, Slovenia, in what was then part of Yugoslavia. Best known as avant-garde musical provocateurs, Laibach began life as an artist’s collective, whose early multi-media work encompassed painting and printmaking alongside music, video, film, and performance.

Printmaking as Resistance?

Grace à Josh MacPhee. His latest book Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today (PM Press), is a treasure trove of prints expressing a wide range of social and political sentiments from do-it-yourself printmakers in the U.S. and abroad.

Goodbye, Howard, Goodbye

Howard Zinn carried a heavy load lightly. He did this in matters both delicate and momentous.

Bio Sketch: The Making of a Writer

I was a 13-year-old newspaper boy on my route one early morning when a freak snowstorm hit. A car stopped and a small Asian man rolled down the window and asked me if I’d like a ride.

WAYGOOKS: STORIES FROM KOREA: Compiled and Edited by J. Scott Burgeson

The following stories are the second in a series for the Brooklyn Rail about the lives of expatriates in Korea. The term “waygook” is a bastardization of the Korean word for “foreigner,” and has been embraced by many non-Koreans in Korea with a certain defiant, ironic relish. PRINT EXCLUSIVE.

Docs in Sight: This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Many Americans know—or at least have a hunch—that the corridors of power on Capitol Hill are rife with shenanigans that would make even a Wall Street broker blush.

A Few Words About Ryan Adams, The Writer

The promo for Ryan Adams’ 2004 record Rock N Roll arrived manila-enveloped in the college radio station P.O. Box. Immediately, a friend called Jensen and I took it to the coffee shop where we both worked and let it play start to finish on the employees-only back porch.

Consider the Author

In the winter of 1996, Jann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone, was flipping through the New York Times and landed on a photograph of David Foster Wallace. Infinite Jest, Wallace’s 1,079-page opus, had landed his name on bestseller lists and literati’s lips.

Stop and Think

Jaron Lanier is not a particularly eloquent rhetorician. He can be maddeningly vague about concepts fundamental to his arguments. He makes pronouncements based on unstated (and sometimes unshared) presumptions, and sometimes, with even his most cogent points, he uses examples that are (to say the least) extremely wacky.

Behind the Veil

When James Westcott, then a graduate student at New York University, learned that the artist Marina Abramovic was staging “The House With the Ocean View”, a performance in which she lived in the Sean Kelly Gallery for twelve days, he rushed to catch the remaining days of the installation.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2010

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