Airbnb and gentrification in New York

I don’t do quantitative work these days but this is fascinating…

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The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

The show opens at the Jewish Museum in NYC this Friday. More info here. I think I might skip Friday, April 7, at the AAG to go down from Boston to check it out.

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Besse’s Film Scores

UPDATE: You can hear the first piece below.

 

ORIGINAL POST:

I finally tracked down Dédée D’Anvers through interlibrary loan. The opening piece is beautiful and I will post it as soon as I jump through some technical hoops. In the meantime, here’s a screenshot from the opening credits.

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Harvey visualizes capital at Oxford

Here’s the video of Harvey’s talk at Oxford a couple of weeks ago, again focusing on his ‘Marx project’ and related adventures in the theory of value. Although his presentations are frequently based on implicit conceptual diagrams it’s relatively rare to see him using actual slides and graphs as he does here. So much to […]

http://multipliciudades.org/2017/02/09/harvey-visualizes-capital-at-oxford/

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Petit-bourgeois fascists, brutal militiamen, and moralizers

Besse, pg. 89 (Four pages from the end of my rough translation!):

I enter a café across from the Odéon and order my first beer since Saturday. Everyone working there has the dirty look of petit-bourgeois fascists, brutal militiamen, and moralizers. They look me up and down and one of them slams the beer down in front of me.

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A few reasons I love teaching about cities in CHID

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