Arianna Huffington: Journalism 2009

It amazes me that Murdoch and Brill and the Paywall Team at the Times continue to believe that people are prepared to pay for news online — despite the recent survey showing that 80 percent of U.S. news consumers say they „wouldn’t bother“ to read news and magazines online if the content were no longer […]

Google Zeitgeist 2009

Ranking in der Google Suche nach verschiedenen Kriterien bei Google Zeitgeist zum Jahresende: Fastest Rising (Global) michael jackson facebook tuenti twitter sanalika new moon lady gaga windows 7 dantri.com.vn torpedo gratis Fastest Falling (Global) beijing 2008 euro 2008 heath ledger barack obama amy winehouse kraloyun dailymotion bebo wii emule via @huffingtonpost

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith in 1969, by Norman Seeff, via carlosdynamo “Life is an adventure of our own design,” says Patti Smith, “intersected by fate in a series of lucky and unlucky accidents.” Like her heroes Arthur Rimbaud and Bob Dylan, part of Patti Smith’s mystique has always been that she’s elusive and hard […]

where is Rob? where is Rob? where is Rob?

…niemand kennt ihn, aber alle suchen Rob…hat mich irgendwie an den rituellen „Helga!“-Ruf auf Festivals erinnert, der es sogar in die deutsche Wikipedia geschafft hat (soviel zu Relevanz-Kriterien). Vielleicht könnte man ja mal ein date für die beiden arrangieren….

virgins needed

über den UdK-newsletter kommen manchmal die obskuresten Anfragen, manche lese ich schon gleich gar nicht, aber die mail mit dem Betreff: virgins needed fand ich dann doch interessant. Da sucht also ein iranischer Künstler 72 Jungfrauen für eine performance am 19.12 am Potsdamer Platz. Leider kann ich damit nicht dienen – obwohl, nachprüfen wird er […]

Ian Dury

In a way, Dury was the poet laureate of the English working class at a time when even their class status was being demolished by the Thatcherite ideology that insisted there was no such thing as society. He was more than that, though. „I was a working-class kid,“ says Kosmo Vinyl, „and most people I […]