Reclaiming Optimism Through Critical Distance
Tonight is a night when I get lost on Wikipedia reading that Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick died in cancer at age 58 and I cry a little bit because she was such an awesome theorist and then I realize I am actually going to take a seminar with the other prolific affect theorist, Lauren Berlant, this spring, and I die a little death of happiness because of the excitement and the feeling in my gut that...
Zuccotti Park wasn’t emptied by weather, or the insufficient commitment of...– Did Bloomberg do Occupy Wall Street a favor? (via synecdoche)
Because it places me in a situation that activates the desires and aggressions...– Here
My green card is actually green
When you go to the immigration interview they ask you if you need an interpreter. Answering no with pride and almost no accent doesn’t really matter inside the beige complex with America posters. You dont have to speak English to be part of this country, we’re all equal on paper. We have an attorney there to speak for us. He wears a beige trench coat which goes perfectly with his...