Koreatown’s cool old buildings point to L.A.’s future – LA Times.
Great account of koreatown’s relationship to historic buildings and evolving fabric of LA.
“If K-town increasingly resembles an empire on the march, gobbling up new territory by the week, it is not an empire made of bricks and mortar. It is a net draped over the existing cityscape, a net of signage and light, easily stretched and infinitely expandable. It fills, cloaks or remakes spaces in the city others had abandoned or forgotten about.”
Afternoon Symposium: “Sympathetic Environments, Material Worlds” | English Department – University of Maryland.
Looking forward to joining Jane Bennett and Colin Jager for a roundtable on subjects and objects at the University of Maryland, hosted by Amanda Bailey.
Shakespeare and Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, and Exchange (Hardback) – Routledge.
Book I am editing with David Goldstein already on the Routledge page! That sure turns up the heat.
Jew on a Hot Tin Roof – Forward.com.
Tenessee Williams and the Jews. As I prepare to attend our local production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I read this with special interest.
Violence, Power, Technology, and Identity-Lance Strate « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.
Some interesting points here, especially around power and violence in relation to media.
And another Strate posting that also takes up Arendt’s relationship to media ecology:
Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France – NYTimes.com.
The Folio had entered the St-Omer public library’s collection from “a now defunct Jesuit college.”