08.03:top.10.reads

This is my 100th top.10.reads post!

‘Christians’ Wink at Torture | CommonDreams.org.

Truthdig – Reports – So Much for the Promised Land.

Truthdig – Reports – Can Republicans Escape Their Extremists?.

Truthdig – Arts and Culture – Book Excerpt: ‘Empire of Illusion’.

The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a culture of connectivity. As the two technologies converge —broadband tipping the Web from text to image; social-networking sites spreading the mesh of interconnection ever wider—the two cultures betray a common impulse. Celebrity and connectivity are both ways of becoming known. This is what the contemporary self wants. It wants to be recognized, wants to be connected: It wants to be visible. If not to the millions, on Survivor or Oprah, then to the hundreds, on Twitter or Facebook. This is the quality that validates us, this is how we become real to ourselves—by being seen by others. The great contemporary terror is anonymity. If Lionel Trilling was right, if the property that grounded the self in Romanticism was sincerity, and in modernism was authenticity, then in postmodernism it is visibility.

Sociological Images » “Body Lexicon” for Aging Female Bodies.

Michael Pollan wants you back in the kitchen – Broadsheet – Salon.com.

Feminism on So You Think You Can Dance?–BUST Magazine.

Notes from a bitch…a personal reflection on healthcare… – Feministing.

A Road Trip, Told as a Series of Pit Stops | The Bilerico Project.

Non-feminist ‘more hostile’ towards men than feminists, study finds – The F-Word.

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9.days until I move here.

9.days until I move here.

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