Category: Writings

Framing the Russian Revolution

Den­nis Broe takes West­ern cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions and crit­ics to task for their fail­ure to prop­er­ly con­vey the rev­o­lu­tion­ary ener­gy of Sovi­et art and pol­i­tics after 1917. This month marks the 100th Anniver­sary of the Russ­ian Rev­o­lu­tion,

The Venezuelan Dilemma: Progressives and the ‘Plague on Both Your Houses’ Position

By Steve Ell­ner In recent weeks, a num­ber of Venezue­lan spe­cial­ists on the left side of the polit­i­cal spec­trum have pub­lished and post­ed pieces that place them in an anti-Chav­ista, “ni-ni” posi­tion that con­sists of “a

Marlina

Cannes Crime 2017: Top 5 Noir Film and Television Series

The two most promi­nent sto­ries at the 70th iter­a­tion of the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, the ulti­mate com­pe­ti­tion and mar­ket for cin­e­ma, were the increased pres­ence of the stream­ing cable ser­vice Net­flix, which sel­dom even opens

Cannes 2017 — Part 2

This is Bro on the World Film Beat Once Again “Break­ing Glass” at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. The prizes are in at the fes­ti­val and first prize, the palme d’or, goes to The Square, a

A frame from "A Ciambra", shown at the Cannes 70 film festival.

Cannes 2017 Breaking Glass (Bro on the World Film Beat)

Bon­jour from Cannes 70. The ven­er­a­ble film fes­ti­val, the largest in the world, turned 70 this year and per­haps is show­ing some signs of age, since not only is the fes­ti­val chang­ing but the whole

Dark Times: Trump, Racism, Sovereign Violence, and the Banality of Evil

THE ELECTION OF Don­ald Trump to the pres­i­den­cy of the Unit­ed States is noth­ing less than ter­ri­fy­ing. In the few days after the elec­tions, he made it clear that the rhetoric of hate and vio­lence that

The Many Are Called

REFLECTIONS ON MULTITUDE: WAR AND DEMOCRACY IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE There is no doubt that I would not have under­tak­en to write this book if I had not lived in the midst of the

Burgas, Bulgaria

Situations Manifesto

To cel­e­brate the launch of our new web­site, we are repub­lish­ing the Sit­u­a­tions Man­i­festo, which orig­i­nal­ly appeared in the first issue of “Sit­u­a­tions: Project of the Rad­i­cal Imag­i­na­tion” journal,Vol. 1, No.1 (2005) Stan­ley Aronowitz and Peter

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