Launched in January 2014, the histories of violence “Disposable Life” project interrogates the meaning of mass violence and human destruction in the 21st Century. Inviting critical reflections from renowned public intellectuals, artists and writers, this three year project will feature a series of monthly filmed reflections from our illustrious list of participants. The eighth contribution to our reflections series is provided by Professor Max Silverman who is renowned for his work on trauma, memory, race and violence. For Silverman, “disposable lives” does not simply refer to the killing of people.
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The Oscar winning filmmaker behind the celebrated films Stop Making Sense, Married to the Mob, The Silence of the Lambs, and more discussed his first feature in six years, A Master Builder, and much more.
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The sixth season finale of The Real Housewives of New York featured Aviva Drescher slam her prosthetic leg on a table, then throw it across the room. A new dramatic peak for the genre, or stinky nadir?
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The first broadcast ad for Mike McFadden, the GOP challenger to Minnesota Senator Al Franken, features the Republican taking a punch from a youth football player.
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