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Calendar, Night&Day Laughing at the Man

Laughing at the Man

For generations, the dehumanizing monotony of modern life has been the domain of anti-capitalist academics, by-the-numbers sitcoms, rock bands, single-joke comic strips, and hack comedians. The technologies might change, but the stultifying drone of postindustrial labor persists, providing an endless…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Visits the Lion's Den: ING Cafe

Bouncer Visits the Lion's Den: ING Cafe

I have found Noam Chomsky's hell on earth. I have located purgatory for Occupiers. I have discovered Karl Marx's Hieronymus Bosch oil-painted nightmare. It is an investment bank cleverly disguised as an Internet cafe, and it is run by ING…
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Music, Bouncer

Drinking with the Grim Reaper

"It's not good," my friend Fred says flatly. "They found a tumor in my head." The tumor sits on his pituitary gland and is about a millimeter across. As of yet, his doctors don't know if it is benign, actively…
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Calendar, Performance School of Life

School of Life

SAT 8/6 This ain't gangsta rap. The lyrics of Daara J -- a Senegalese trio that formed in the early '90s, whose name translates into "school of life" -- contain no braggadocio and plenty of upbeat messages, and the music…
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