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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Everyone right and left is mocking it. But the Texas governor ignored statutory procedure and acted unilaterally. Sorry, that’s serious.
Continue reading How Rick Perry Could Get Convicted
Hear that, family values warriors? The upward trend in the birth rate for unmarried mothers has reversed—dropping 14 percent, according to a new CDC report.
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Some of the European women already in the ranks of the Islamic State are trying to lure their ‘sisters’ to the marriage beds of the caliphate’s holy warriors.
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Maybe there’s a reason England isn’t known for its food. Turns out, Brits are seriously picky eaters.
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While Warren G. Harding was a real life lothario and aspiring E.L. James, for those presidents who don’t have love letters, this Internet fanfiction will have to suffice.
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Supporters of conspiracy peddler Alex Jones are FURIOUS that I dared to note his dismissal of the Apollo 11 mission. Talk about a lunatic fringe.
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The Secretary of State has been furiously working on a Mideast ceasefire, but his ad hoc efforts were dealt another blow Monday when Israel rejected his latest peacemaking plan.
Continue reading Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown
For years, scientists have been searching for an ancient temple dedicated to a winged warrior. Now, one archeologist thinks he may have found it. Only problem: it’s in the middle of a war zone.
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The ridesharing app’s drivers have variously been accused of rape, kidnapping, and abuse.
Continue reading Can Rudy Giuliani Rescue Uber?
It’s time for TV fans to quietly seethe over this year’s egregious Emmy snubs. (No ‘Good Wife’? Seriously?) OK, they weren’t all bad. (Hello, Kate McKinnon!)
Continue reading 20 Enraging Emmy Snubs & Surprises
We’re outraged by school shootings, but we ignore our country’s out of control SWAT teams and police forces equipped like armies. How the rise of the warrior cop threatens us all.
Continue reading What’s Next, Police With Tanks?