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Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon: Dystopian Modernism, Part 1


Lately, I have been thinking about various forms of cultural material that may be grouped up under what I like to refer to as dystopian modernism. More specifically, if modernism in its classical form was organized around a fusion between aesthetic formalism and the utopian premise of radical transformations of the world, dystopian modernism then indexes a (mainly) post-war aesthetic…

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Girl in a Band, by Kim Gordon


Sonic Youth split up in 2011, after having been together for an astonishing 30 years. The reason behind the band calling it quits was because band-members Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore recently had announced that they would be separating, after 27 years of marriage (it later became known that the reason behind their separation was because Moore had an affair…

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