Monthly Archives: May 2016

Marx Brothers Playground

E. 96th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues

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Boombox Retrospective (Tom Sachs)

With its flair of the cheap and ridiculous, Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective, 1999-2016 now at the Brooklyn Museum of Art is a mash-up of old tech and junk. Wired for sound, these plywood artifacts fill these photographs better than they do … Continue reading

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The End?

A staunch rightwinger, Ya’alon was the last or perhaps second to last human being in the government. With Avigdor Lieberman joining the coalition and taking control of the Defense Ministry, this is now the most most most rightwing government in the … Continue reading

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On Gender and Intellectual History from Below (Emily Rutherford)

by Emily Rutherford When he came to give a lecture at Columbia University last month, Chris Hilliard was introduced as “an intellectual historian from below.” “From below” is a term to conjure with in modern British history: a field whose … Continue reading

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(Lonely) The Last Metaphysician (Gilles Deleuze and The Logic Of Sense)

Here’s a quick attempt to sketch out some key concepts in The Logic of Sense. As always, I’m reading between the lines for religion and Talmud, in this case in relation to sense and non-sense, fantasy and paradox as modeled … Continue reading

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Trump Putin Kiss

“The image is a riff on the famous 1979 photograph that showed Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker locked in an embrace.” You can read more here.  

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Rear Window (Across the Park)

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(Call for Fellowship Applications) Jewish Culture, Nature, Science, Religion (Katz Center)

Nature between Science and Religion: Jewish Culture and the Natural World During the 2017–2018 fellowship year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to ask new questions about the history of science, … Continue reading

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Jewish Political Thought (Katz Center Fellows) (2016-2017)

With its focus on Jewish political thought and a particularly strong Jewish philosophy component, next year’s fellowship program for 2016-2017 at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania looks especially strong and exceptionally promising. You … Continue reading

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Photography & Painting (The Weinfeld Family) (Frédéric Brenner)

In the Weinfeld Family (2009), Frédéric Brenner collapses photography and painting across multiple registers. Panning out, [1] paintings of rabbis and rabbinic tables hang over the family scene, [2] the pater familias himself looks very much like one of those painted figures, … Continue reading

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