In honor of this week's landmark court victory, in which a judge ruled that former interns who worked on the set of Black Swan should have been paid by Fox Searchlight for their labor, we're giving free copies of Ross Perlin's groundbreaking book, Intern Nation, to groups organizing against unpaid internships.
Shirts from the OWS Arts & Labor Intern Rights group
Whatever happened to books with titles like Capacity and Extent of Human Understanding; Exemplified in the Extraordinary Case of Automathes: A Young Nobleman; who was Accidentally left in his Infancy, upon a desolate Island, and continued Nineteen Years in that solitary State, separate from all Human Society. A Narrative abounding with many surprising Occurrences, both Useful and Entertaining to the Reader?
In Distant Reading, Franco Moretti doesn’t just show us when these titles faded away…
Jodi Dean recently spoke to Full Stop, Vice's Motherboard, and the New Left Project about her provocative and potentially very contentious new book, The Communist Horizon. Released a month ago, The Communist Horizon charts the re-emergence of communism as a magnet for political energy following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the stalling of the Occupy movement.
In the days following the cataclysm, the Los Angeles Times reported entertainment industry concern that “the public appetite for plots involving disasters and terrorism has vanished.” Thus, Warner Bros. postponed Collateral Damage, and the screenwriters, David and Peter Griffiths, suffered another setback when Fox suspended their top-secret project, Deadline, a hijack drama written for James Cameron. Jerry Bruckheimer decided that the time might not be right for World War III, which called for nuclear attacks on Seattle and San Diego.