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Drew Gardner

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    Looking at YouTube: KIDS REACT and Procrastitainment

    On a laptop screen, a small rectangle surrounded by a jumble of text, ads and windows sends light into the retina of an isolated viewer, who sees the image of a chalkboard. Two tiny speakers emit the brittle, violently cheery sound of a chorus of children chanting “Kids React to…technology! This epi...

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    The Esper Machine: The Filmmaking Team of Pussy Riot, Patriarch Kirill, and Vladimir Putin

    Pussy Riot is the most famous group of performance artists that has ever existed, thanks in no small part to active collaboration with Patriarch Kirill and, ultimately, Vladimir Putin.

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    Nobody Gets Out of Life Alive: THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE

    Some people find it disturbing that in Coen brothers films, the characters don't often have clear realistic referents and appear at first glance to be stereotypes, playthings created only to be sadistically ground up in the gears of a machine. I've never understood this objection.

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    KILLER KARAOKE: Reality Television and the Death of the American Middle Class

    “There’s been class warfare going on for the last twenty years and my class has won.” —Warren Buffett "I'm about to get my ass kicked by crawfish."—Steve-O

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