- Here you go, it's all I got today, songs, a poem, a weekend's worth of links before they go stale.
- Well, that and a long >>deleted bleggalgaze<< and thanks for the few of you with Kind words for the Appalachian Trail bridge story.
- David Harvey reviews Piketty's Capital: There is, however, a central difficulty with Piketty’s argument. It rests on a mistaken definition of capital. Capital is a process not a thing. It is a process of circulation in which money is used to make more money often, but not exclusively through the exploitation of labor power.
- What are the humanities good for?
- A Sulz on women.
- Found satire: grifters, NSA, google.
- Moving towards muteness. A bleggalgaze of a sort.
- Land of dust and plenty.
- The great white luxury shop in the sky.
- BroadSnark's things you might have missed.
- Maggie's weekly links.
- New Inquiry's Sunday reads.
- DCU new stadium: as Fuck-Me-Jig moves closer to reality, will I still be giving enough of a damn in 2017 to jig?
- Household Names: Responding to the latest iteration of the perennial argument that "the novel is dead," David Ulin appropriately dismisses the notion that the "literary novel," now in its death throes, was still culturally healthy as recently as the 1980s. (Maybe I just missed that while I was otherwise diverting myself in graduate school.) But Ulin just redates literary fiction's last period of cultural relevance: "for me, you have to go back to 1950s, or even earlier--Fitzgerald and Hemingway in the 1920s and 1930s, not only novelists but also household names." This is a myth. Fitzgerald and Hemingway were not household names, although Hemingway did because of his extra-literary activities manage to become better known than almost any other serious American writer of the 20th century. Hemingway was an outlier, however. Fitzgerald's first book was popular, but his subsequent books were much less so, and by the time of his death he was almost forgotten. (The Great Gatsby was a commercial failure and was by no means universally praised by critics.) Our romanticizing of "Paris in the 20s" obscures the fact that at the time, American culture at large was indifferent to the whole thing.
- So when I saw Daniel's post's title I of course thought of the band Household Names. I highly recommend their album Great American Public. Could only find three of their songs but thankfully I knew there was the Stereolab song called Household Names.
- Which begs the oft-asked question: why the hell isn't there more Stereolab on this shitty blog?
- Today is Joey Ramone's and Pete Townsend's birthday. Somewhere, buried beneath boxes, are Ramones and Who albums, unlistened to for more than a decade at the very least.
- Prunella's latest playlist.
[accumulation of land]
Myung Mi Kim
accumulation of land maintain household bear labor of house child
cooking reserve line belonging to elaborate isolation
familias implements enemies captured in war bearing child rearing
production heirs number and rear household family contains
counting herds possessions fellow feeling crude isolate care
family contains in germ bearing rearing accumulation of land
implements of production cooking reserve line of the number belonging
counting possessions heirs the captured
isolated household bear rear heirs
feeling crude belonging to fellow feeling crude