Can a robot be a better journalist than a human? Not this robot. I let one of my robots write a post for the Anti-Robot Army blog. This is what I got. In some ways I am rather proud. Not so much with its narcissism, but with its pulling in some thoughts on capitalism. So here … Continue reading I Let A Robot Write A Post
The twentieth century's technological advances are often described as victories over the primal facts of nature: hunger, cold, disease, distance and time. But the wiring of every individual into the warm embrace of the multinational entertainment oligopoly is a conquest of a different sort, the crowning triumph of the marketplace over humanity's unruly consciousness. The … Continue reading Baffling.
Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975 and dead within two years, which sparked the emergence of the … Continue reading It All Comes Back to the Sex Pistols