Superonda

Autore: Valerio Mattioli
Editore: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 886865797X
Grandezza: 48,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3498
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Fuori dalla consueta diatriba Cantautori vs. Sanremo e Rock italiano vs. Musica leggera, Superonda è il racconto di quelle musiche che tra 1964 e 1976 riuscirono a sviluppare linguaggi originali e in grado per una volta di proiettare la musica italiana all’estero, esercitando una sotterranea influenza sul mondo dell’elettronica, del rock alternativo, e delle musiche sperimentali. Un percorso accidentato in cui le vicende di future icone nazionali come Ennio Morricone, Franco Battiato e Area si mescolano a quelle di artisti convertiti al rock come Mario Schifano, in cui l’avanguardia di Berio e Maderna dialoga a distanza con la musica su commissione dei Goblin e delle sonorizzazioni Rai, e in cui i fermenti della cultura underground fanno da sponda a colonne sonore per film di serie B, revivalismi folk e free jazz militante, per arrivare al Lucio Battisti di «Anima latina». Sullo sfondo, la nascita di un immaginario italiano fatto di spaghetti western e bottiglie molotov, gialli alla Dario Argento e avanguardie radicali, riviste di controcultura e sceneggiati di fantascienza, comuni freak ed espropri proletari.

Androidi Arcobaleni E Fiori Di Loto Le Canzoni Che Hanno Fatto La Storia Dei Radiohead

Autore: Emanuele Binelli Mantelli
Editore:
ISBN: 9788862313414
Grandezza: 16,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2081
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Lampedusa

Autore: Pietro Bartolo
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857057286
Grandezza: 30,15 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8228
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"Bartolo tells us about rescuing everyone he can, burying those he cannot, and saving their stories as if they were his own. This is a personal, urgent and universal book" GLORIA STEINEM "An urgent, wrenching dispatch from the frontline of the defining crisis of our times . . . Bartolo is at once the saviour and the coroner to boatload after boatload of migrants who risk everything to cross the deadly seas. It is also a damning indictment of the broader, collective indifference of humankind to both the drowned and the saved" PHILIP GOUREVITCH "Dr Pietro Bartolo has seen more suffering and death in his career than any one man should have to witness" Amnesty International "Through Bartolo we understand that it is impossible to do nothing in the face of such great human need" Vanity Fair It is common to think of the refugee crisis as a recent phenomenon, but Dr Pietro Bartolo, who runs the clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been caring for its victims - both the living and the dead - for a quarter of a century. Situated some 200 km off Italy's Southern coast, Lampedusa has hit the world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. The shipwrecks began in 1992. Before the Arab Spring, they came from Africa, but now they come from across the Arab world as well. And the death toll is staggering. On Christmas Eve, 1996, 286 bodies were recovered; on the night of October 3, 2003, 366 out of 500 migrants died after a shipwreck nearby. For the past twenty-five years, Doctor Bartolo has been rescuing, welcoming, helping, and providing medical assistance to those who survived. But, above all, he has been listening to them. Tales of pain and hope, stories of those who didn't make it, who died at sea, their bodies washed up on shore; stories of those who lost their loved ones, of babies that never had a chance to be born. Translated from the Italian by Chenxin Jiang

Retromania

Autore: Simon Reynolds
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571271804
Grandezza: 77,46 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4269
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We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity - the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism - never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

No Good Men Among The Living

Autore: Anand Gopal
Editore: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429945028
Grandezza: 49,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 254
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality. Through their dramatic stories, Gopal shows that the Afghan war, so often regarded as a hopeless quagmire, could in fact have gone very differently. Top Taliban leaders actually tried to surrender within months of the US invasion, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist—yet the Americans were unwilling to accept such a turnaround. Instead, driven by false intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to fight terrorism, American forces continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's thoroughly original reporting lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds, No Good Men Among the Living challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners.

Malign Velocities

Autore: Benjamin Noys
Editore: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782792996
Grandezza: 41,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8985
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We are told our lives are too fast, subject to the accelerating demand that we innovate more, work more, enjoy more, produce more, and consume more. That’s one familiar story. Another, stranger, story is told here: of those who think we haven’t gone fast enough. Instead of rejecting the increasing tempo of capitalist production they argue that we should embrace and accelerate it. Rejecting this conclusion, /Malign Velocities/ tracks this 'accelerationism' as the symptom of the misery and pain of labour under capitalism. Retracing a series of historical moments of accelerationism - the Italian Futurism; communist accelerationism after the Russian Revolution; the 'cyberpunk phuturism' of the ’90s and ’00s; the unconscious fantasies of our integration with machines; the apocalyptic accelerationism of the post-2008 moment of crisis; and the terminal moment of negative accelerationism - suggests the pleasures and pains of speed signal the need to disengage, negate, and develop a new politics that truly challenges the supposed pleasures of speed.

Discognition

Autore: Steven Shaviro
Editore: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1910924067
Grandezza: 67,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6298
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What is consciousness? What is it like to feel pain, or to see the color red? Do robots and computers really think? For that matter, do plants and amoebas think? If we ever meet intelligent aliens, will we be able to understand what they say to us? Philosophers and scientists are still unable to answer questions like these. Perhaps science fiction can help. In Discognition, Steven Shaviro looks at science fiction novels and stories that explore the extreme possibilities of human and alien sentience.

Animals Are Delicious

Autore: Dave; Andres Ladd
Editore:
ISBN: 9780714871233
Grandezza: 45,56 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1212
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An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what's really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State. ISIS, IS, the Islamic State. The name is chilling. The images are horrific. This is a group that chops the heads off journalists - and yet one, the German Jürgen Todenhöfer, went out of his way to get an invitation to visit ISIS fighters in Mosul to ask them to explain their beliefs. This book is the result of his conversation. My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic Stateshows how the organisation grew from its al-Qaeda roots and takes a harsh look at the West's role in its past and today. Only by understanding, Todenhöfer believes, can we move forward and combat ISIS's radical, violent interpretation of Islam and the terror and destruction it brings.

Perfecting Sound Forever

Autore: Greg Milner
Editore: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847086055
Grandezza: 39,31 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3897
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From our CD collections to iPods bursting with MP3s to the hallowed vinyl of DJs, recordings are the most common way we experience music. Perfecting Sound Forever tells the story of recorded music, introducing us to the innovators, musicians and producers who have affected the way we hear our favourite songs, from Thomas Edison to Phil Spector. Exploring the balance that recordings strike between the real and the represented, Greg Milner asks the questions which have divided sound recorders for the past century: should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? What does the perfect record sound like? The answers he uncovers will change the way we think about music.

The Refusal Of Work

Autore: David Frayne
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783601205
Grandezza: 63,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7960
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Paid work is absolutely central to the culture and politics of capitalist societies, yet today’s work-centred world is becoming increasingly hostile to the human need for autonomy, spontaneity and community. The grim reality of a society in which some are overworked, whilst others are condemned to intermittent work and unemployment, is progressively more difficult to tolerate. In this thought-provoking book, David Frayne questions the central place of work in mainstream political visions of the future, laying bare the ways in which economic demands colonise our lives and priorities. Drawing on his original research into the lives of people who are actively resisting nine-to-five employment, Frayne asks what motivates these people to disconnect from work, whether or not their resistance is futile, and whether they might have the capacity to inspire an alternative form of development, based on a reduction and social redistribution of work. A crucial dissection of the work-centred nature of modern society and emerging resistance to it, The Refusal of Work is a bold call for a more humane and sustainable vision of social progress.