Herbert Marcuse

A radical message from a half-century ago.
Lady Blanka Rosenstiel of the American Institute of Polish Culture with Tad Sudol at a black-tie gala in the Waldorf Astoria
Michel Houellebecq and Herbert Marcuse would have different agendas, but they might offer the same diagnosis about dark side of pleasure seeking.
The Summer 1982 issue carried an article with the title "A Neo-Hegelian, Feminist, Psychoanalytic Perspective on Ecology" by Isaac D. Balbus. This constellation of terms instantly sent my intellectual libido into overdrive.
Back in the sixties the only way to get laid was to join a demonstration against the war. Life was actually quite simple
John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.
We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly. The future of humanity is at stake.
There's a growing national consensus that fighting to the death doesn't meet the needs of modern America. Only a president can instruct the nation on the need for a re-thinking of our political values.
I can't let the year end without taking note of a new coloring book -- yes, a coloring book -- titled Legends of the Lower East Side.