Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 27 January, 2009

Elet es Irodalom complains about the cowardliness of Hungarian theatre. Wired tells the story of why Google's deal with Yahoo fell through. In Spiked, sociologist Frank Furedi describes the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. In Salon.eu.sk, sociologist Zygmunt Bauman gets excited about Europe as a multilingual laboratory. The Hungarian Quarterly can't get "Daisy, daisy" out of its head. In the Nouvel Obs, Bahgat Elnadi and Adel Rifaat say it's time to stop psalmodising the Koran and starting thinking it. The New York Review of Books trembles at the feet of Google, which is rapidly becoming the world's largest book store.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 20 January, 2009

How avant-garde can art be when it's paid for by the Deutsche Bank, asks Elet es Irodalom. In the American Conservative, John Mearsheimer blames the Israelis for the war in Gaza. In Le Point, Bernard-Henry Levy has had it up to here with imaginary Palestinians. Al Ahram is worried about the Palestinian takeover of Sinai. Senator Chuck Schumer rallies to save the American middle-class in the Atlantic. The TLS looks at left-wing racism. Polityka scans the contracts for "sponsoring" female students. The New Statesman enjoys some world-class anarchist chocolate in Sao Tome. And Andrzej Stasiuk watches Transnistrian football for L'Espresso.
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Marx: the quest, the way, the destination

Tuesday 20 January, 2009

TeaserPicTaking off where Sergei Eisenstein left off, Alexander Kluge has made a nine-and-a-half hour film about Karl Marx and the fairytale of "Kapital". And it's not a minute too long. By Helmut Merker
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The pornography of horror

Wednesday January 14, 2009

TeaserPicTunisian-born writer Abdelwahab Meddeb depicts the pain and sadness afflicting Gaza, where the horror of the human race appears in all its nakedness.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 13 January, 2008

Portfolio presents Barney Frank, the man who's about to tighten the screws on Wall Street. In the Guardian, Scottish author Andrew O'Hagan wonders when the English working class will awake from its slumber. In HVG art collector Gabor Pados tells us to start snapping up Hungarian art. Umberto Eco pieces together the fragments of John the Baptist for L'Espresso. The New Yorker learns why there are no four-year-olds in the movies. Senagalese historian Mamadou Diouf calls for a new universalism in La vie des idees. And Steven Pinker puts his genes to the test in the New York Times.
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