detail from Labels for Hair Ribbons by Manuel Ocampo a delectable selection of oriental appetizers
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

: . Critical Conditions:

Although the Kritika Kultura site has not yet been fully updated, impatient readers can now download the pdf version of the e-journal's March 2004 issue. Two must-read essays:
    Baroque Modernity and the Colonial World: Aesthetics and Catastrophe in Nick Joaquin's A Portrait of the the Artist as Filipino by John D. Blanco

    Challenges for Cultural Studies Under the Rule of Global War by Neferti X. Tadiar
Yes, the New World Order as an ukay-ukay of freedom!

Elsewhere, and in the same apocalyptic register:
The millenial vogue among Anglo-American leftist academics can be reduced to a popular neoliberal business slogan: think globally, act locally -- and find a glimmer of hope in the midst of utter despair.

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