Category Archives: Thinkers

Ian McKellan, Michael Pennington and Jeffrey Horowitz discuss Shakespeare for his 450th Birthday

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King Lear with Michael Pennington at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Last night I went to see Michael Pennington in King Lear by the Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Centre in Brooklyn. There are good reviews in The New York Times and NY Daily Times. As the reviews suggest, this is less … Continue reading

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Verso’s Reading List on Christianity

As a riposte to David Cameron’s comments about Christianity (or just to sell some books), Verso have put together a list of their studies of Christianity. Régis Debray, Slavoj Žižek, Simon Critchley, Ernst Bloch, Terry Eagleton, Wu Ming…

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Shakespeare’s annotated dictionary?

An interesting story from the Folger Shakespeare Library about the claimed discovery of Shakespeare’s dictionary – an annotated copy of John Baret’s Alvearie. The claim is not just that Shakespeare used the dictionary, which is well-known, but that this was his personal copy. … Continue reading

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Red Velvet at St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn

Last night Susan and I went to see the remarkable play Red Velvet at St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn. It’s the story of Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello in London, among a host of other roles. Steve … Continue reading

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Althusser’s On the Reproduction of Capitalism reviewed

Althusser’s On the Reproduction of Capitalism is reviewed at Review 31.

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Adrian Johnston interviewed by Graham Harman

At the EUP site, Adrian Johnston is interviewed by Graham Harman, mainly about his latest book Adventures in Transcendental Materialism (via Graham’s blog). When you’re done with that, you can also check out Peter Gratton’s interview with Adrian at the Society and … Continue reading

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Interview with Gastón Gordillo by Stuart Elden in Society and Space

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on an interview with Gastón Gordillo, Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and the author of several books including Landscapes of Devils: Tensions of Place and Memory in the Argentinean Chaco and the forthcoming Rubble: … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Roudinesco on Judith Butler at the Verso blog and in Le Monde

Judith Butler, the Iconoclast: Elisabeth Roudinesco on Judith Butler - English here; French here.

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Peter Sloterdijk, ‘The Domestication of Being’ – discussed at Aphelis

At his Aphelis blog, Philippe Theophanidis discusses versions and translations of Peter Sloterdijk’s essay “Die Domestikation des Seins. Für eine Verdeutlichung der Lichtung”. The excerpt quoted [here] comes from a translation of the fourth and final chapter of the essay. For a … Continue reading

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