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"Silent Cuomo Mired in Twin Scandals" — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Village Voice

March 5, 2021
"You can’t make three enemies a week for 10 years and hope to survive. People who were close to him are like, ‘Andrew Cuomo, who’s that?’"
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"Ross Barkan on the Zero Sum Game That Democrats Don't Know They're Playin‪g" — THE PRINCE author interviewed on Trickle-Down Socialism

March 5, 2021

"Letters of life from slow death row" — David Gilbert's review of PEN PAL republished by the Anarchist Black Cross Federation

March 5, 2021
"Tiyo Attallah Salah-El was an activist, scholar and humanitarian, working hard from behind bars to expose the ugly realities of life in prison. Through his correspondence with historian and activist Howard Zinn, Tiyo met the Hollywood agent Paul Alan Smith, with whom he began a 14-year correspondence memorialized in “Pen Pal.”"
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"Dreaming of Bowie" — BOWIE by Simon Critchley featured in Atwood Magazine

March 5, 2021
"David Bowie’s career spanned more than fifty years in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and his impact on music and culture is indelible and poignantly unparalleled. Bowie continually created new and liberating ideas on the self in moving away from common perceptions of how life was constructed to be lived in society, while empowering the force and vivacity of the imagination as to how one could exist in the world."
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"Cuomo Was Always New York’s Bad Guy. Here’s Why He Was Finally Exposed." — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Daily Beast

March 2, 2021
"The governor was anointed as the anti-Trump and happily, greedily played the part as facts were ignored, dismissed, even hidden. Mass death meant mass fame."
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"Andrew Cuomo Is Finished" — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes on Substack

March 2, 2021
"He may not resign. But his era of dominance is over."
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"Andrew Cuomo is Finished (Or is He?)" — THE PRINCE featured on StreetsBlog

March 2, 2021
"[Andrew Cuomo's] political oligarchy effectively ended when he faced reality and realized he could not have a political crony 'investigate' the charges that he sexually harassed two young staffers. At least, that’s Ross Barkan’s take — and he’s had a string of on-point takes recently. Plus, he has a book coming out about Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis that includes the governor’s initial February scandal over nursing home deaths."
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"Andrew Cuomo’s narrative whiplash" — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan featured in the Columbia Journalism Review

March 2, 2021
As Ross Barkan wrote for CJR last March, Cuomo initially downplayed the threat of the virus and U-turned on a shelter-in-place order for New York City, yet he faced “relatively few” tough questions about his preparedness. “Why is New York City the next Northern Italy?” Barkan asked. “These are the kinds of questions that will take more than a PowerPoint slide to answer.”
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"The Art of Consuming News" — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed for the Now Age Press

March 2, 2021

"[Luke O’Neil] has captured this hopelessness and isolation better than any writer I’ve read this far in his new book." — LOCKDOWN IN HELL WORLD author interviewed for Discourse Blog

March 2, 2021
"The writer tells us about making it through the pandemic and his new book.”
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"One of the first philosophers to write about COVID-19… now has a new book of reflections about the events of the past year." — PANDEMIC! 2 featured in the Lancet

March 2, 2021
"Thinking the pandemic."
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"Joe Biden Can Cancel All Student Debt. He Just Won’t." — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Astra Taylor interviewed for New York Magazine

March 2, 2021
"Student-loan debt is an enormous, damaging problem in the U.S. The data is staggering: 40 million people are in the hole for $1.6 trillion. Loans are so massive and incongruous with what college graduates actually make that repayment plans stretch into adulthood and beyond. Three million senior citizens are still paying them off. Student-loan debt follows people through life, making it hard for them to buy homes and cars and to start businesses. For people of color, it has helped contribute to the racial wealth gap by keeping families from holding on to their money. Joe Biden knows this. He campaigned on canceling “at least” $10,000 worth of debt for borrowers as soon as he got into office, and on canceling debt totally for borrowers at historic Black colleges and universities — but now that he is actually in the executive seat, Biden is dashing hopes that he will enact the policies that will truly fix the issue."
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"Critical Zones" — REDISCOVERING EARTH contributor Bruno Latour featured in Artforum

March 2, 2021
"“Critical Zones: Observatories for Earthly Politics” is the title of the show that Bruno Latour, a dependable coiner of epistemological metaphors and neologisms, and Peter Weibel, acting as usual as the pandisciplinary authority on all fields and topics, organized for the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (the exhibition is their third collaboration at this venue), with staff curators Martin Guinard-Terrin and Bettina Korintenberg. “The best way” to map our beleaguered world is to “see it as a network of CRITICAL ZONES,” according to the exhibition materials. “Generated over eons of time by various life forms, these CRITICAL ZONES form a surface only a few kilometers thin.” The organizers connect their title to the claim that they are taking a fundamentally new approach to the thinkability of life on this planet."
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"Smudging the Line Between Art and Activism" — Hanya Yanagihara recommends the work of CRUEL author Sue Coe in the New York Times Style Magazine

March 2, 2021
"In my own creative life, I prefer to come at things sideways, and yet it’s because of that approach that I find myself admiring people like LaToya Ruby Frazier. Frazier, 39, is a photographer, but really, her practice is as much about her medium as it is continuing in the tradition of her philosophical forebears — visual artists such as Rick Lowe, Joseph Beuys, Dorothea Lange, Faith Ringgold and Sue Coe; writers such as Larry Kramer, Upton Sinclair and Arundhati Roy — people who smudged the line between activism and art."
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"Andrew Cuomo's fall from grace" — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed on Today, Explained

February 26, 2021

"Covid-19: From a beach in Mexico, nomadic dreams of return" — CHECKPOINT ZIPOLITE author Belén Fernández writes for Middle East Eye

February 26, 2021
"I was suddenly confined to a place whose very name, Zipolite, is rumoured to mean playa de la muerte, or 'beach of death.'"
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FULL VIDEO: "Rediscovering Earth, Reclaiming Our Lives: Anders Dunker in Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson" for the Democratic Socialists of America

February 25, 2021

"Red Valentine's: Love & Revolution" — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek and EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! editor Srećko Horvat in conversation for Progressive International

February 25, 2021

"Presents a convincing argument for abolition." — ABOLISH ICE featured in VICE

February 25, 2021
"A Beginner's Guide to Abolishing ICE,"
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"QAnon followers still think Trump will be inaugurated — on March 4. National Guard will be ready" — CHAMELEO author Robert Guffey interviewed for Salon

February 23, 2021
"It's kind of like an evangelical cult waiting for the rapture," said Robert Guffey, an author and lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, who tracks the movement. "It doesn't happen so you've got to push the day back, and then it doesn't happen again — push the day back."
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