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Bluegrass originates from the Appalachian region of the United States of America, and is a type of music as American as apple pie. But bluegrass enjoys a long and rich…
This artwork is comprised of 180 separate objects, including altar tables, plaques, stars, wings, pedestals, and crowns, made from used and broken furniture, construction paper, glass jars, lightbu…
The Hampton Throne, produced between 1950 and 1964, was the life’s work of self-taught artist James Hampton. The 80-piece installation appears to be made of aluminum foil, though in fact it forms only the skin covering wooden and cardboard structural elements, bought second-hand or found on the streets of Washington DC. The plain, colored, and textured foils derive from store-bought rolls of kitchen foil but also from liquor store displays, candy wrappers and cigarette packs. They were secured in place by means of crimping, pressing, gluing and nailing. The components were adorned with paint, glue, colored papers, and toned varnish coatings. Various forms of corrosion are present on the foil, and some of the paints and glues have caused severe deterioration.
Dust has been a constant in the environment of the Throne, and was problematic enough for the artist that many of the elements were covered over again during his lifetime to refresh dust-embedded parts of the heavenly showpiece. The installation was created in an unheated garage often opened to a dusty alleyway to provide light and air to the claustrophobic space. Extremes of temperature and humidity were endemic to the artist’s workspace and surely have contributed to the deterioration of the non-archival components and the thin aluminum films….
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We look at the mind behind Russia’s imperial vision, Aleksandr Dugin. Political theorist Matt McManus walks us through this far-right thinker’s strange and often contradictory ideas, from: his geopolitical clash-of-civilizations narrative, his flirtation with left-wing postmodernism, his Nietzschean great man-visions, his rejection of all things liberal, and his more ancient and mystical imagination.
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This episode is inspired by the Pill Pod’s take on Duggin, with Matt McManus and friends. Their episode has a deeper dive into what Duggin means for postmodernism, Bruno Latour, and the left–check it out!
Duggin is a kind of postmodern conservative, and McManus’ book the Rise of Postmodern Conservatism analyzes this emerging intellectual milieu in detail.
We used the book Key Thinkers of the Radical Right in preparation, and in particular Marlene Laruelle’s chapter on Duggin. It encapsulates his ideas, and gives a more detailed biography than we had here.
Note: Unfortunately, a lot of academic work is paywalled and not readily accessible to people outside the academy. If you ever see anything in our reading list that you cannot access but would like to access, simply email the show and we will do what we can to get them to you.
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"They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them." Mark 16:17-18 For the past eighty years, believers living in the Appalachian hills of the southeastern US have incorporated handling serpents and drinking strychnine (a "salvation cocktail") into their religious beliefs and practice. While serpent handling has been…
Navigating political journalism from the front lines of the culture war, with James Pogue.
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