Mondoweiss
3 minutes
The teachers, Yoav and Jonah, constantly supported the claims they madeall justifying Jews’ right to the land of Israelwith evidence from the texts. In Unit 4: Emancipation, Haskala and Zionism, we read a selection by Margalit Ornstein under the headingCultural Zionism.” Ornstein, considered the “founding mother” of Israeli dance, immigrated to Palestinethe word Palestine was used only in reference to pre-1948 Israelin 1921 from Austria, wrote: On the flat roof among the many and mighty Judean mountains, lit by the moon beams and covered by the rich suede cloak of duska man and a woman express in dance their heart’s desire; through their movements they express the eternal truth which cannot be uttered in words. And here a large flower garden, shining and glorifying in majesty and variety of colors. It is full of children, many and beautiful children, with solid and flexible bodies.
Mondoweiss
an hour
Mappamundi (detail illustrated above) from the Rudimentum Novitiorum , Lubeck, 1475. Printed from a woodblock. East is at the top. The mainstream Zionist construct is not that there was ‘no Palestine’, but rather that Palestine never existed as a sovereign, independent political entity. In the course of the arguments I’ve had over this, I have encountered such resistance that I even been accused of secretly being on the ‘other side’. A postcard addressed to Golda Meir in Palestine recently made the Facebook rounds in order to ‘prove’ that even Zionist leaders acknowledged that Palestineexisted’. Most commonly, late nineteenth century maps of Palestine whose titles label it as such viralize on social media in the belief that they ‘prove’ the Zionists wrong. But they do not. Such artifacts merely demonstrate that the land was being referred to as such, not that ‘Palestine existed’ in our cultural concept of a political-geographic space.
Washington Free Beacon
an hour
MSNBC host Chris Matthews said the Democratic Party has moved too far to the left on cultural issues during an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press." Host Chuck Todd spotlighted Washington Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti's Friday column about the Democratic Party's struggles in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Continetti's piece discussed the party's current weak governing position and lack of an agenda beyond opposition to President Trump. It ended by stating: What the Democratic Party has yet to understand is that its social and cultural agenda is irrelevant or inimical to the material and spiritual well being of their former constituents. And until the Democrats recognize this fact, their next 100 days will be no better than their first. Todd said he felt Matthews, the longtime liberal host of "Hardball" and a former Democratic aide , would agree with Continetti's sentiment.
Mondoweiss
an hour
The teachers, Yoav and Jonah, constantly supported the claims they madeall justifying Jews’ right to the land of Israelwith evidence from the texts. In Unit 4: Emancipation, Haskala and Zionism, we read a selection by Margalit Ornstein under the headingCultural Zionism.” Ornstein, considered the “founding mother” of Israeli dance, immigrated to Palestinethe word Palestine was used only in reference to pre-1948 Israelin 1921 from Austria, wrote: On the flat roof among the many and mighty Judean mountains, lit by the moon beams and covered by the rich suede cloak of duska man and a woman express in dance their heart’s desire; through their movements they express the eternal truth which cannot be uttered in words. And here a large flower garden, shining and glorifying in majesty and variety of colors. It is full of children, many and beautiful children, with solid and flexible bodies.
Mondoweiss
an hour
Mappamundi (detail illustrated above) from the Rudimentum Novitiorum , Lubeck, 1475. Printed from a woodblock. East is at the top. The mainstream Zionist construct is not that there was ‘no Palestine’, but rather that Palestine never existed as a sovereign, independent political entity. In the course of the arguments I’ve had over this, I have encountered such resistance that I even been accused of secretly being on the ‘other side’. A postcard addressed to Golda Meir in Palestine recently made the Facebook rounds in order to ‘prove’ that even Zionist leaders acknowledged that Palestineexisted’. Most commonly, late nineteenth century maps of Palestine whose titles label it as such viralize on social media in the belief that they ‘prove’ the Zionists wrong. But they do not. Such artifacts merely demonstrate that the land was being referred to as such, not that ‘Palestine existed’ in our cultural concept of a political-geographic space.
PressTV News
an hour
BoingBoing
2 hours
In this really fantastic long-form essay published in the online magazine Strange Horizons , Erin Horáková digs into the weird way William Shatner’s James T. Kirk has been collectively misremembered by popular culture. As she writes: There is no other way to put this: essentially everything about Popular Consciousness Kirk is bullshit. Kirk, as received through mass culture memory and reflected in its productive imaginary (and subsequent franchise output, including the reboot movies), has little or no basis in Shatner’s performance and the television show as aired. Macho, brash Kirk is a mass hallucination. Horáková walks through the phenomenon in great detail because, as she notes, “I believe people often rewatch the text or even watch it afresh and cannot see what they are watching through the haze of bullshit that is the received idea of what they’re seeing.
Washington Free Beacon
2 hours
The Iran Project
3 hours
Techradar
3 hours
Jon Porter - Home Technology UK Writer Few games are as iconic as the original Super Mario Bros on the NES, and because the game laid the foundations of pretty much every modern platformer its hard not to feel like youve already played it. But theres something to be said for going back to where it all started by playing through the seminal level for yourself to see where it all began. With Super Mario Bros having been re-released on pretty much every Nintendo system under the sun its not hard to find the hardware to play it on, but if you want the authentic experience its hard to fault the recently discontinued NES Mini for its authentic 80s gamepad. Jon Porter - Home Technology UK Writer For a certain generation, Pokemon was an absolute cultural phenomenon. But before the Pokemon cards, the anime, and the twenty movies, there were the original games, and the simple joy of building up a collection of pocket monsters.
The Iran Project
4 hours
In recent years, the oppressors in cooperation with some countries have made a lot of efforts all in vain to distort the name of the Persian Gulf having deep root in ancient history of Iran. In order to stress the cultural and historical identity on the Iranian nation, the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution named April 30, the Persian Gulf National Day as the anniversary of Portuguese eviction. In order to give any comment about the naming of the Persian Gulf, we have to put into consideration the pre- and post-colonial eras, says Hassan Allahyari assistance professor of history in Persian Gulf University. In this view, Iran’s history and particularly the Persian Gulf has been under the influence of colonialism. In pre-colonial era from both the political and the massesview, the south gulf of Iran has been called Persian Gulf, he says.
Voice Of America
5 hours
Once they acclimate to their new environment, overcoming language, social and cultural barriers, refugees in the U.S. often thrive. Some translate their experiences into assets that are valuable to their new community, as did Parvin and Yadollah Jamalreza. VOA's June Soh visited their popular tailoring shop in Charlottesville, Virginia.
South China Morning Post
6 hours
A man and eight accomplices have been arrested in northwest China after using his knowledge of history and feng shui to rob graves of nearly 20 cultural objects. The man, a history buff surnamed Qiang, came up with an idea of stealing tomb relics after he found they could be sold at high prices, the Huashang Daily reported. Chinas ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders He told police that he knew since childhood there were many location of many historic sites and burial...
The Iran Project
6 hours
Voice Of America
7 hours
In recent years, Cambodia has successfully repatriated several ancient statues from the United States. Looting artifacts has a history almost as old as some of the items themselves. The earliest known trial of looters in Egypt took place in Thebes in 1113 B.C. Today, there are curbs on the trade. In 1970, UNESCO adopted the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, which to date 132 countries have signed. Antiquities in demand Nonetheless, there is a multibillion-dollar demand for ancient artifacts such as the Angkorian jewelry — “too great a demand to be met by the legal supply,” Davis said. “As a result, looting and trafficking is now an illegal industry that spans the globe, financing crime, conflict and even terrorism,” said Davis, a lawyer who in 2015 was knighted by the Royal Government of Cambodia for her work in recovering the country’s plundered heritage.
Japan Times
7 hours
Washington Free Beacon
8 hours
Pericles (c. 495-429 B.C.), who prided himself on his upright governance, later helped to bring the democracy to full flower. These great men did their part to shape the city-state, but so did other factors—the flourishing of trade and prosperity, and even a tyrant or two. Everitt's history, while focused on Athens, also tells the stories of her rivals, Sparta and Persia. Sparta was the cultural and political opposite of Athens. The author quotes a Corinthian speaking to a Spartan, "They [the Athenians] are innovators, quick thinkers and swift at putting their plans into action, while you like to hold on to what you have, come up with no new ideas and when you do take action never achieve as much as you should have done." The Spartan ethos is illustrated by the story of a boy who let himself be disemboweled by the fox he was hiding under his cloak rather than be caught by its owner.
The Guardian - Books
9 hours
As her novel I Love Dick is adapted for the small screen, the film-maker and author talks gender, humour, fact and fiction Chris Kraus, a writer who began her career in experimental film, is the author of I Love Dick, a novel based on her own life. Set in the mid-1990s, its principal characters are Chris Kraus, a 39 year-old experimental film-maker; Sylvère Lotringer, a 56-year-old French theorist (named after Kraus’s real-life former husband); and Dick ___, an English cultural critic with whom Chris is infatuated (the latter is based on Dick Hebdige, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara). Since its publication in the US in 1997, this work of “autofiction” has developed a cult following. A TV adaptation by Jill Soloway , the creator of Transparent , begins on Amazon next month , starring Kevin Bacon as Dick and Kathryn Hahn as Chris.
The Iran Project
9 hours
The Iran Project
10 hours
The Iran Project
11 hours
BBC News 24
12 hours
This is how the festival was billed - a cultural moment, boasting as having some of what it claims are the greatest artists on Earth. Fyre Festival offered a weekend of a private island in the Bahamas, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, with tickets costing up to $12,000 for a four-person package
BBC News 24
13 hours
The actual experience exceeds all expectations... This is how the festival was billed - a cultural moment,.
BBC News 24
17 hours
The actual experience exceeds all spectators... This is how the festival was billed, a cultural moment, boasting some of the greatest artists on earth. Fyre Festival offered a weekend of a private island in the Bahamas, rubbing shoulders with.