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Elden Ring's best bosses and locations drew inspiration from an unlikely source

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The Antidote To Digital Disconnectivity

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73 days ago

Hidetaka Miyazaki Sees Death as a Feature, Not a Bug

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144 days ago

Halo Infinite has taken me and my friends back to 2007

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162 days ago

To believe that we can construct an alternative culture that exists outside of today's mainstream underestimates the influence of cultural hegemony and assumes that working class people are objective depositories for the ruling class to dump hegemonic ideas into. If this is the case, then all of popular culture – which is really bourgeois culture – must be thrown out so that we can start over, yet this time authentically for the “real” working class. (Which begs the question: Who would get to decide what gets discarded and who is a “real” proletariat?) Rather, people interact with the media they consume, either rejecting falsehoods and trivialities, or recognizing themselves and their experiences. This dynamism between the working class and cultural hegemony is what Stuart Hall calls “the dialectic of the cultural struggle”:

. . . there is a continuous and necessarily uneven and unequal struggle, by the dominant culture, constantly to disorganize and repopularize popular culture; to enclose and confine its definitions and forms within a more inclusive range of dominant forms. There are points of resistance; there are also moments of suppression.12

The old becomes new again; what was once taboo and subversive is now socially acceptable (and profitable). Understood in this way, popular culture (like history) is never fixed but holds within it contradictions and repeated contests over power and influence between the classes. The Left should exploit these tensions and fissures, building a revolutionary popular culture that isn’t just an exclusive club or echo chamber or menagerie of haunting victories but is focused on “the relation between culture and questions of hegemony . . . the class struggle in and over culture.”13 Doing so in the here and now might be one way to wean ourselves off pre-Recession nostalgia, to exit a neoliberal culture of recursion, and to challenge capitalist realism and futurelessness. There is no true refuge in the past, nor is a better world waiting for us – we have to make it.

What May Have Been

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Hong Kong Legend Tony Leung Tries His Hand at Hollywood

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John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons”

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285 days ago

In bringing our empiricism to psychedelia, we must bear in mind that if we explain things too well, we risk explaining them away. We need to keep a door open for the numinous, for the Mystery, for the soul. In so doing, we stand a chance of healing the rift of modernity, the gulf between our rational and soulful selves – and remembering the waters of life that flow through our psychedelic encounters and our nightly dreaming minds.

To learn from a psychedelic trip, explore the dreams that follow

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295 days ago

Imagination is the sixth sense. Be careful how you use it

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304 days ago

How to gain more from your reading

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366 days ago

Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

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377 days ago

Hedges: Don’t Be Fooled By Joe Biden

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396 days ago

Adam Curtis Talks to Jacobin About Power, Politics, and His New Film

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401 days ago

When your authenticity is an act, something’s gone wrong

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403 days ago

I Don’t Want to Be the Strong Female Lead

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403 days ago

Cyberpunk Needs a Reboot

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437 days ago

If the ending of Metal Gear Solid 2 was a movie, it would be HyperNormalisation

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439 days ago

Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder

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446 days ago

David Lynch’s Industrious Pandemic

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475 days ago

Joe Biden must put an end to business as usual. Here's where to start

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483 days ago

Factory diaries: My life as an undercover student worker

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499 days ago

Slavoj Žižek: We Need a Socialist Reset, Not a Corporate “Great Reset”

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576 days ago

Writer Anand Giridharadas brutally criticized corporate board members at a conference, asking them 'where were you' on the climate crisis, the opioid epidemic, and widening inequality

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585 days ago

We Really Still Need Howard Zinn

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617 days ago

Michael Mann's 'Heat' At 25: A Newly Relevant Study In Loneliness

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671 days ago

Hayley Williams Breaks Down Every Song on Her Deeply Personal Solo Album, Petals for Armor

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691 days ago

Inside His DNA: How Kendrick Lamar Makes Listeners Empathize—and Why That’s Important

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Private gain must no longer be allowed to elbow out the public good

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761 days ago

Why Sasquatch and other crypto-beasts haunt our imaginations

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773 days ago

The History of Loneliness

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794 days ago

Smith, Marx, and... Picard?: Star Trek and Our Economic Future

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The Marxist Pop-Culture Theorist Who Influenced a Generation

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803 days ago

The Bernie Sanders Campaign Is About Freedom

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807 days ago

Chapo Trap House are the Vulgar, Brilliant Demigods of the New Progressive Left

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821 days ago

How Bong Joon Ho Invented the Weird World of Parasite

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829 days ago

The voice of sadness is censored as sick. What if it’s sane?

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838 days ago

How Plutocrats Hijack Campus Idealism

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838 days ago

How emotionally focused couple therapy can help love last

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John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’ and his search for home

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839 days ago

How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation

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839 days ago

All the Ways That David Bowie Changed Our Lives and Expanded Our Minds

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839 days ago

Believing Without Evidence Is Always Morally Wrong

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845 days ago

For Small Town Nerds, Neil Peart Was a God

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852 days ago

Goodbye, Deadwood

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853 days ago

'Civilization' and Strategy Games' Progress Delusion

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858 days ago

The planet is burning

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863 days ago

To feel the awe of living, learn to live with terror and wonder

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874 days ago

Forget Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics : try being Epicurean

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900 days ago

What can an embodied history of trees teach us about life?

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917 days ago

Facing History

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