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 most famous people in the world tied the knot secretly over the weekend. How should we feel about it? How should Jennifer Aniston feel about it? Our culture writers debate.
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Earlier this week, a Daily Beast writer criticized Dita Von Teese’s range of new ‘sexy’ maternity bras for women. Here, another writer says the burlesque model has got it right.
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A new study shows that Parkinson’s patients on the drug levodopa are much more creative than their peers. But don’t hold your breath for a cure for writer’s block.
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