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Tea, tin men, and Tomasi’s tome

Libertarians have been labeled many things, but compassionate isn't one of them.
Letters
By STEPHEN BEALE  |  August 17, 2012
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mewithoutYou delve deeper into storytelling

During the last few years, each member of mewithoutYou returned to college in between musical pursuits.
A new voice
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  August 10, 2012
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Review: Our Idiot Brother

Homeless and bounced from one sister's house to the next, will Ned and his simplicity serve as a touchstone of truth for these miserable women?
Jesse Peretz's obnoxious comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Party supplies

Original Plumbing, the New York–based quarterly lifestyle magazine and Web site for trans men and their friends, returns to the Midway this Friday for a queer/trans dance party featuring go-go boys, a photo booth, DJs D'hana and Justincredible, and a mi
Trans Dance Dept.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 12, 2011
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011
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Ant Philosophy

The ants go preaching one by one.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 03, 2011


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Big picture

Is it all really worth it in the long run?
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By KARL STEVENS  |  April 15, 2011
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Review: Examined Life

Astra Taylor's peripatetic gabfest doesn't examine "life" so much as it trolls the gray area between genuine philosophy and pop-cultural pap.
Astra Taylor's deep thoughts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009
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Terror-fied

This new grand-theoretical manifesto might be completely daft.
Slavoj Žižek’s revolution
By GEORGE SCIALABBA  |  August 12, 2008
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Concentration

This show has a subtle but relentless energy that emerges slowly.
What we can learn from studying "History"
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  May 28, 2008
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Fact and friction

As it happened, at the end, the parrot wouldn’t say a word.
Aaron T. Stephan at Whitney Art Works
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 01, 2007


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Pizza paneer

Given our size, Portland is an incredibly rich city in food terms.
Bringing Indian flavors to Italian pies
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 27, 2006
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Changing worlds

On the USM philosophy department's home page, I noticed Karl Marx’s famous lines from Theses on Feuerbach: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it.”
A talk with USM philosophy professor Jason Read
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  October 04, 2006
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Living theoria

This spare spiral that Constantin Brancusi traced to capture the likeness of writer James Joyce describes the sort of journey involved in what Joyce called the “sedentary trade”: using one’s life as the material for one’s work, each working and wandering
Military uses for art theory
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  September 06, 2006