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The Laughter of Hannah Arendt

Franz Kafka is hung in Israel for being a Nazi. Hannah Arendt laughs in the face of Auschwitz. Walter Benjamin cries for the lost revolution. With such visions, the Berlin-based-artist Volker März has carved out a space for himself as an artist of the thoughtful and the absurd. I met him last month at MEINBLAU,…Read more The Laughter of Hannah Arendt Posted on 30 November 2012 | 11:10 am

The Bureaucracy of Sandy

The after effects of Super-storm Sandy are felt from the beaches to the statehouses. First of all, let’s realize it was not a hurricane, but a freakish combination of storm systems. Super-storm is more truthful than hurricane. Whatever it was, it has upended lives, and politics. The Financial Times reports today that Governor Chris Christie…Read more The Bureaucracy of Sandy Posted on 29 November 2012 | 11:35 am

Reading to the Crowd

The set of a 1999 production of “A Masked Ball” for a yearly festival in Bregenz, Austria. Posted on 29 November 2012 | 8:57 am

Stanislaw Lec on Thinking

“Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man.  But they don’t bite everybody.” -Stanislaw Lec Posted on 27 November 2012 | 11:23 am

A Politics of Appearances

“To be alive means to live in a world that preceded one’s own arrival and will survive one’s own departure. On this level of sheer being alive, appearance and disappearance, as they follow upon each other, are the primordial events, which as such mark out time, the time span between birth and death.” -Hannah Arendt,…Read more A Politics of Appearances Posted on 26 November 2012 | 12:20 pm