Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 7, 2018

Doing research for teaching Cronenberg's 1983 film Videodrome and was re-visiting Scout Tafoya's two part video essay "The Post-Punk Manifesto" - surprised by the emotions it evokes from me and provoked to recognize the impact on me of Post-Punk music and the films he discusses:

The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto - Side A from Scout Tafoya on Vimeo.

The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto - Side B from Scout Tafoya on Vimeo.

"Eimear McBride in Conversation with Jacqueline Rose." The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (January 25, 2017) ["Since the publication of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing in 2014 and The Lesser Bohemians this year, Eimear McBride has caused a literary sensation of a unique kind. Pushing modernism and the psyche each to their limits with her extraordinary rendering of bodies and minds in anguish (and sometimes joy), she confronts her reader with a set of challenges that many of us have not encountered before. She has been described by Jacqueline Rose as the writer of trauma in the modern world. In this conversation, Eimear McBride and Jacqueline Rose will talk of the future of modernism, sex and writing, and the forms of – not always welcome – attention paid to a woman writer who ventures down these paths."]

Fleming, Mike, Jr. "Quentin Tarantino Explains Everything: Uma Thurman, The Kill Bill Crash & Harvey Weinstein." Deadline Hollywood (February 5, 2018)

Hudson, David. "Ryan Coogler's Black Panther." Current (February 6, 2018)

Love, David. "FBI Tracks & Arrests ‘Black Identity Extremist’ and Hardly Anyone Is Talking About It." Atlanta Black Star (February 5, 2018)

Military/Militarization/Soldiers/Veterans Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Stillman, Sarah. "When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy." Democracy Now (February 6, 2018) ["As the battle over the DREAMers and DACA heats up in Washington, we look at a stunning new piece in The New Yorker titled “When Deportation is a Death Sentence.” It looks at how an unknown number of men and women have been killed in their home countries after being deported or turned away by the United States. The article focuses in part on a Mexican-born woman named Laura. Despite living her whole adult life in Texas, she was deported to Mexico after a traffic stop. She warned a U.S. Border Patrol agent, “When I am found dead, it will be on your conscience.” Within a week of her deportation, she was murdered by her ex-husband. We are joined by the award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Sarah Stillman. She is also director of the Global Migration Project at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism."]

Videodrome (Canada: David Cronenberg, 1983) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Wolff, Richard. "As Paul Ryan Touts a Secretary’s $1.50 Weekly Pay Hike, Koch Bros. Reap $1.4B from GOP Tax Plan." Democracy Now (February 5, 2018) ["This weekend, House Speaker Paul Ryan touted a story of a woman whose paycheck increased by $1.50 cents a week as a major benefit to middle-class workers. On Saturday, Ryan tweeted a link to an Associated Press report, writing, “A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week … she said [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for the year.” After a deluge of ridicule and outrage, Ryan deleted the tweet hours later. For more, we speak with Richard Wolff, emeritus professor of economics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and visiting professor at The New School. He’s the author of several books, including, most recently, Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown."]

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