Jadaliyya interviews Nigel Gibson about Frantz Fanon (The Wretched of the Earth) and the Arab Uprisings.
The National Interest discusses the "elusive Obama Doctrine" and outlines the features of the Obama's administration foreign policy and argues that "he has given Democrats their first real shot at being America’s leading party on foreign policy since Franklin Roosevelt and the earliest days of Harry Truman".
Paul Ryan didn't boost Mitt Romney's numbers. Mitt Romney reaches a stunning 0 per cent support from African American voters in a recent NBC/WSJ poll. Paul Ryan Gosling is an awesome twitter account. Todd Akin, a Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, coins the most disgusting phrase of the year and thinks women are mystical creatures with superpowers, but not in a good way.
Interview with Joe Dempsie about Gendry and his new role in BBC's Murder, a two-part drama that starts this Sunday and was created by Birger Larsen (Forbrydelsen).
Kate Hart discovered an unfinished manuscript of a very personal novel by Patricia Highsmith in the Swiss Literary Archives in Bern.
There's an excellent and long essay about Christopher Nolan's innovativeness at Observation on film art.
Sleater-Kinney's One Beat turns ten this year.
Sleater-Kinney was one of the great American rock trios, so god knows I don’t want to underplay Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss. They’re all over the album. Brownstein has those cuttingly coy vocal interjections and those fuzzed-out guitar-hero leads. Weiss remains one of the most instinctive rock drummers ever, her controlled boom keeping time but also filling all the spaces that need filling. Anyone who’s heard the Wild Flag album knows what they can do, even without Tucker. And the complicated, intuitive guitar interplay between Tucker and Brownstein — those riffs coiling and winding and answering each other like old friends in conversation — was always an absolute wonder to behold. But more than any other Sleater-Kinney album, One Beat belongs to Corin Tucker. This is the album where she really unleashed that feral, passionate howl, where it found the deepest extremes of gut-scrape. And her lyrics are just shattering things, all love and fear and anger and sadness and hope.
Stereogum: One Beat Turns 10, August 20, 2012
Sun, Chan Marshall's first record containing original material since The Greatest, is coming out in a few weeks, and a Guardian interviewer hangs out with her in her Miami residence.
XLR8R gives an interesting tour of contemporary Russian electronic music.
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