Cultural Studies – Kim Klinger – on biopower

Michel Foucault has argued that research into modern power must work toward an “ascending analysis” which outlines its “infinitesimal mechanisms”. This method of analyzing techniques and effects is at the core of Foucault's concept of modern power, or biopower. Anthropologist Paul Rabinow and his frequent collaborator, sociologist Nikolas Rose, have, following Foucault, framed a concept […]

Gaelle Voltaire – Port Salut

Tubing at the beach! My family and I were taking a vacation in Haiti vacation that summer, visiting all of the family my sister and I had never met. It was going to be the perfect day. I was five and had no idea what tubing was, but my sister was excited about it and […]

Gaelle Voltaire – Kid

The first time I tried dried shrooms was fucking amazing. Last summer I had a job as a clerical in the Ram Van office. It consisted of staring into a screen, entering large amounts of data, answering dumb questions, making copies, and filing . . . endless filing. The day before, someone I knew had […]

Kristen Tomanocy – The True Hotel – 3

← Read Part 1 ← Read Part 2 What are springs and waterfalls? Here is the spring of springs, the waterfall of waterfalls. A storm in the fall or winter is the time to visit it; a lighthouse or a fisherman's hut the true hotel. A man may stand there and put all America behind […]

Kristen Tomanocy – The True Hotel – 2

← Read Part 1 Without a doubt, the Cape and Islands will continue to erode because, with or without sea-level rise, the loose sand of the glacial cape has no resistance to wave attack. Continued sea-level rise will accelerate the erosion and cause the demise of the Cape to occur sooner. However, it will take […]

Kristen Tomanocy – The True Hotel – 1

PROLOGUE I spent half of my childhood on Cape Cod with my father’s family and half of it roaming the dairy farm with my mother’s family. East of America, there stands in the open Atlantic the last fragment of an ancient and vanished land. Worn by the breakers and the rains, and disintegrated by the […]

David Appelbaum – Notes on Water – 4

<< Read Part 1 << Read Part 2 << Read Part 3 4. Drought Even in its absence, water is a signifier. So much so that some say thirst, the desire for water, was the first thing. It then begat its object and drank bringing our cosmos to pass. I do not wish to argue […]

David Appelbaum – Notes on Water – 3

<< Read Part 1 << Read Part 2 2. storm In its nativity, water is motion, circulation of a primal life-force that can cloud the window on a drizzly October day and leave reason to suffer its illogic. In both its gross and subtle bodies, water is change, the only constant, and so is like […]

David Appelbaum – Notes on Water – 2

<< Read Part 1 1. flood Much can be said of a phenomenology of the flood and to say it opens the breast. An outpouring, a good thing taken to excess, a superabundance in the field of feeling clears the ground of thought like ammonia to the fagged brain. I find it strange that wiping […]