The lead article explores the significance of silences in everyday
life. The second article offers two scenarios that suggest imagined
futures take on the shape of apocalypse. The third article, part of a
continuing series on Post-Modernism, compares the recent Art Dealers
show of largely Post-Modernist art with the Post-Modernist art now
showing at MOMA. The last article inaugurates a new feature: short
takes on the ever shifting American culture. This first installment is
written by Roland Wulbert.
The purpose of this e-journal is to use in tandem the techniques of literary criticism and social structural analysis to illuminate American politics and the various institutions in American society and sometimes matters more global, like religion or war, by turning an eye on the events and objects and performances that are considered art and entertainment, those defined broadly enough to include whatever is covered in newspapers and other media. Another concern is to pick up the texture of social life, both in the United States and in general, through the analysis of those events, objects and performances that are to be found in everyday life.