MoMA Free Tomorrow for New York MeFi Readers!
Well, everyone, actually. The Museum of Modern Art in New York reopens tomorrow and graciously offers a day of free entrance for all. Your chance to avoid the much-criticized $20 admission (views: con
). Even good old free-admission Fridays
bear the price tag of aggressive name-branding
[paragraph 6] by an image-crazy donor (it's not charity anymore if it's advertising, folks, much less design-heady classiness-by-association). Some reports
(scroll) from the press preview
Donnie Darko in his mind's eye. (One little boy, one little man)
A pretty rad article on Donnie Darko, one of my favorite movies.
By Thai cartoonist Stephane Peray.
Depp: Dumb Puppy Comment Wasn't Anti-U.S.
"I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it."
Appropriate Michael Savage's name for your own purposes
day! With contributions from Haypenny
, Neal Pollack
himself, and much
, all in response to these threats
The Worst Book I Ever Read
is the best example of modernism disappearing up its own fundament.” A Brief History of Time
and Iris Murdoch show up twice. Mein Kampf
is as interesting as a bus timetable and “JK Rowling is the sub-literary analogue of Tony Blair.” Tolkien appears most foten, making him the most hated of this little group.
Dixie Chicks Pulled from Air After Bashing Bush
Dude, these Texas people didn't find criticism of the president unpatriotic when Bill Clinton was president. They thought it was a sacred duty...Apparently country stations in Texas and elsewhere are pulling Dixie Chicks albums because their lead singer, while on an overseas tour, criticized Bush, saying she was ashamed to be from the state as him.
People who want to criticize the critics of the critical comments are supporting the Chicks by buying their albums and requesting their songs.
I never thought I'd buy a Dixie Chicks album
, but that's what I'm going to do tonight, and I'm paying full price!
Cultural Commentary in 10 Easy Lessons
"....there's an astonishing abundance of cultural criticism these days -- in magazines, newspapers, web sites, blogs, television....if you removed the five or 10 most abused forms of criticism, there would be a deafening silence. Or perhaps room for other kinds of commentary to grow..." With so much published and available these days. it's damn near impossible to sound original.
Israel refuses the UN factfinding mission
, as if anyone ever had any doubts about a government that has consistently refused any third party monitoring, fact finding, or international observers, in any aspect of the conflict with its Palestinian neighbors. In doing so, Ariel Sharon's government yells out once more its disdain for international public opinion
, and kicks yet another attempt at establishing an impartial view of the situation in the balls. If Israel acted in rightful self-defence in Jenin, then a UN fact finding mission could only confirm this state of affairs, now couldn't it? How long will we all stand by and watch this happen over and over again? Can we be critical of Israel without being labelled anti-semitic
? Does the Holocaust provide permanent immunity from compliance with international law to the state of Israel? If as a white Christian I feel anger and frustration, what should my muslim brothers in other parts of the world feel? Am I surprised that some of them resort to dispicable means to make their point?
A Good Summary,
albeit in the form of a NYPost Editorial, as to why Israel should ignore 95% of the criticism it gets regarding it's current policy towards negotiating withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza. President Bush: are you listening?
Columnists Fired After Criticizing Bush
Two columnists for dailies in Texas and Oregon have been fired after writing pointed opinion pieces critical of President Bush's handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Euro-court outlaws criticism of EU,
and thus demonstrates what inevitably will happen when most European governments have communists(or "former communists") on board. PS: beware that any reply to this tread could be seen upon as additional critisism against the Holy Union...
The rock-critic "community"
Jack Saturn and Jack Saturn manqués, ahoy! A young fella runs an entire site, Popped
, dedicated to the art of rock criticism. And despite being from Toronto, he's not so prissy as to pretend he isn't a fan. Because those are the worst
rock critics. If rock even matters anymore.
Eggers On Criticism and 'Keeping It Real'.
Really interesting and well-written, of course. But also, sometimes, infuriating. More inside. (via kottke