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‘Stand Up’ with Cathy Park Hong & Mores McWreath at The New Museum March 21, 2013: In conjunction with the "Stand Up" symposium on March 30, the New Museum is hosting "The Rub," a collaborative online chapbook by Cathy Park Hong and the video artist Mores McWreath. “The Rub” is an e-chapbook of GIFs and haiku that explores shame and failure in stand-up and online comedy. Poems explore the viewer’s obsession with [...] by

An Inquiry into the Terms of Taste: Sianne Ngai’s Our Aesthetic Categories October 31, 2012: Another awesome review from the Los Angeles Review of Books, whose Rebecca Ariel Porte writes about Sianne Ngai's newest book, Our Aesthetic Categories (Harvard University Press 2012), which delivers "an inquiry into the terms and origins of taste." More: For Ngai, an aesthetic judgment always begins with feeling, the fine gradations of [...] by

Poets House Gets Kitschy October 16, 2012: It's either awesomely avant or it's kitsch... or kitsch is avant?... or avant is kitsch?... Well, if you're confused too and in New York on October 20th, head over to Poets House to hear Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Sianne Ngai, and Daniel Tiffany talk about all things kitsch. From the PH website: Kitsch is a way of [...] by

Three Proposals February 24, 2010: 1. Not let this story dry For the past year I have been periodically watching Glenn Beck. I am fascinated by Beck for many reasons that also repulse me. Beck, like any number of right-wing pundits, codifies ideology via certain reading strategies and codes of rhetoric. A large part of the rhetorical code of the Glenn Beck show stems not just [...] by