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The Wealth of Asteroids: Berfrois Interviews Martin Elvis

The Wealth of Asteroids: Berfrois Interviews Martin Elvis

The penalty in rocket fuel for mining on Mars is pretty big. Asteroids are better…

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Bibi to Bennett: Berfrois Interviews John Lyndon

Bibi to Bennett: Berfrois Interviews John Lyndon

How will the ousting of Benjamin Netanyahu affect the future of Israeli politics?

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Patriarchy’s Paradoxical Persistence: Berfrois Interviews Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider

Patriarchy’s Paradoxical Persistence: Berfrois Interviews Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider

Our work began with a question: Why do we sacrifice the pleasures of human connection in order to claim our place as “one of the boys” or as a “good” woman?

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Berfrois: The Book Is Now Available!

Berfrois: The Book Is Now Available!

Berfrois: The Book is now available at all good bookshops and a certain online store.

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Joe Linker: AWP Diary

Joe Linker: AWP Diary

The annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) convention is being held this coming week in my home town of Portland, Oregon.

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A National Education Service: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn

A National Education Service: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn

Our education system divided our nation, broadly along the lines of social class, choosing winners and losers at an early age…

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Czesław Miłosz’s Century: Berfrois Interviews Andrzej Franaszek

Czesław Miłosz’s Century: Berfrois Interviews Andrzej Franaszek

As you can imagine, there was no need to edit much in his articles. But I would ask him if he was sure about something. Miłosz was very willing to write and work…

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Joe Linker: Read Surfing

Joe Linker: Read Surfing

What is it about the predicament of digital writing and reading that has so many literary provocateurs abuzz? “Mies van der Rohe said, ‘The least is the most.’..

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Tomoé Hill on Scarlet West

Tomoé Hill on Scarlet West

A good diarist, like the diaries they write, is always greater than the sum of their parts. That is to say, the dissection of a life day-to-day, looked at randomly, can seem uninteresting, lifeless, not worthwhile.

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A Berlin Teaparty

A Berlin Teaparty

We’re co-hosting an opening night party for Colin Raff’s latest art installation. Hope to see you there!

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State School Myths: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn (Again)

State School Myths: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn (Again)

As for our own free schools, there is mounting evidence that not only do many of these face as many, if not more, problems than the schools they were designed to replace

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In X the Promise

In X the Promise

X seems to want to be both the equivalent of The Giant and of Laura Palmer’s mother in Twin Peaks.

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Street Fighter: Berfrois Interviews Tariq Ali

Street Fighter: Berfrois Interviews Tariq Ali

The extreme centre is a form of government that arose out of neoliberal economics and exists today in virtually the whole of Europe, North America and Australia.

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Berfrois Lifts

Berfrois Lifts

Russian poetry calls for humaneness, respect and love. Instead of this, Mr Putin brings war and impoverishment to the already poor people of Russia.

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Berfrois Swims

Berfrois Swims

1. How much of New York City has Duchamp walked? A walk is a way with one’s self – city or not – distance is innerness – (( duchamp knew this / as did few for he was one few of the many – )) duchamp = one of the very few who ever knew.

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Berfrois Munches

Berfrois Munches

A red duck is no joke. Neither is ringworm, which my Sheridan got from an auld cat while he was exploring an alley in London for artistic purposes. Speaking of Sheridan, my lovely boy’s now residing in Birmingham: you should see his new series of watercolours entitled Lord of The Rings. They do seem a little risqué to me —various interactive positions with gymnastics rings — but he assures me this sort of thing is quite common in the Art World these days.

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Et Spøgelse: Berfrois Interviews Simon Critchley

Et Spøgelse: Berfrois Interviews Simon Critchley

by Russell Bennetts and Daniel Tutt Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He wrote The Hamlet Doctrine: Knowing Too Much, Doing Nothing with his wife, Jamieson Webster. They see Hamlet as a play about nothing. We think they may have something there. Berfrois You’re a…

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Berfrois Will Eat Itself

Berfrois Will Eat Itself

I am writing a book with Rauan Klassnik. It’s 22 stories about Taylor Swift. It’s called Foxconn Suicide. However, for every mention of tea, he adds a reference to coffee. For every meal of fish and chips, a character has to order a hot dog. I’m beginning to doubt that Rauan’s even British. It’s a-time to put him to the test.

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70-Minute Mark by Nicholas Rombes et al.

70-Minute Mark by Nicholas Rombes et al.

The different tools used to capture the frame and the wild variety in terms of image quality, which is the way films are remembered anyway, not always as pristine HD, but sometimes smudged and tangled up with our variances of mood. In The Pleasure of the Text, Roland Barthes wrote that “the text chooses me, by a whole disposition of invisible screens, selective baffles.”

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Wittgenstein’s Spade: Berfrois Interviews Paul Horwich

Wittgenstein’s Spade: Berfrois Interviews Paul Horwich

Wittgenstein certainly regarded himself as a philosopher, and certainly believed in the fundamental truth of what he was saying. So it would be a misleading oversimplification to maintain that he was “against philosophy” or against “the possibility of philosophical truth”.

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