On Happiness

In this essay, Mark McConaghy asks the question: what is happiness in this day and age of bourgeois normalcy? Is being happy possible? And should it be considered the very point of existence itself? The new semester is upon us and the old familiar rhythms have returned. For those readers of ours who have worked […]

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A Politics Without a Name

By Mark McConaghy For the last couple of years we have heard nothing but glowing news reports about Brazil’s rapid economic growth. This was South America’s answer to China- a regional dominant that was growing into a global economic powerhouse, replete with double digit GDP expansion and a sky rocketing demand for commodities of all […]

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The Voice of Another World

By Sean Callaghan Marketing The Voice I know all the reasons why I should hate a show like The Voice.  As a show premised on the search for singing talent based solely on vocal ability The Voice falls victim too easily to the glittering bedazzlement of televised spectacle.  It’s over-produced.  It magnifies the cult of […]

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For Roger

Mark McConaghy on the Passing of Noted Film Critic Roger Ebert. Film critic and writer Roger Ebert has died. Thousands of people have expressed their sorrow on twitter, facebook, blogs, and in print. The outpouring has come from famous filmmakers and powerful politicians to everyday people, all of whom were touched in some way by […]

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