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On the NY subway political ads are “inappropriate”. Zionist ads, fake boobs and Nazi eagles aren’t

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ripped down ads calling for $15 minimum wage, and advertisements referring to the menstrual cycle, deeming it either too “political” or “inappropriate”. But thank God we’ve got Nazi insignia to cheer us up on our way to work: 42nd Street subway shuttle cars were in fact wrapped with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan this morning. Continue reading
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Connettersi con chi merita

Ieri ho letto di una ragazza italiana a Parigi, la cui unica preoccupazione era: “E adesso come farò ad uscire, la sera?”. Sapete, nel 2015 ci sono stati meno omicidi violenti in Francia che nell’intera Manhattan nel 1997 (dati aggiornati stamattina). Quell’anno New York venne dichiarata dal New York Times “capitale del mondo”; oggi la Francia chiude le frontiere (ai poveri, ovviamente, lasciandole aperte al capitale che ha finanziato i kalashnikov wahabiti) Continue reading

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Pasolini the Polymath

Of all the critiques on PPP resurfacing in the 40th anniversary of his murder, some are just hipsterish snubbery, some very well reasoned. What struck me the most is the accusation of him being “not specialized” enough, of hitting too many and diverse creative fields, thus giving the idea that intellectuals can engage in too many and generic battles, no matter which art they flourish from. Continue reading

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