America

This ad kills fascists?

Last night, Jeep used Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” (performed by Marc Scibilia) in a new commercial during the Super Bowl. The multiracial, multicultural morale underneath the ad is pretty clear: “This land” could be a very diverse one, not necessarily confined to the U.S., says the company trying to sell a 4×4, 180hp monster SUV in a global market.

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Cartographies

Ethnography of a flash mob: the use of public space in the mourning of Pino Daniele

Pino Daniele, Naples’s most beloved songwriter, died one Tuesday of Epiphany, in the early hours of the morning, when, accompanied by his girlfriend, he was rushed to the clinic of his trusted cardiologist in Rome, halfway between his house in Tuscany where he first felt the seizure coming, and the city where he was born and raised.

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