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3:AM Magazine is an online journal of radical literature and philosophy. Featuring literary criticism, fiction, poetry and interviews with writers, philosophers and intellectuals.
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Dog's Odyssey: A Review of David Clerson’s Brothers
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By Des Barry. David Clerson, Brothers, translated by Katia Grubisic (QC Fiction, 2016) Is their father a dog, or a dog of a father? Are the brothers boys or flesh-sculpted changelings that drift between feral states of being? Are they metaphor or inexplicably metaphysical? The elder brother is one-a...
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Poems from the Dirty Road: Jonathan Travelstead's Conflict Tours
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Travelstead’s writing occupies the interstitial spaces between poetry and narrative and prose. He avoids the war-as-gauzy-dream vernacular in favor of a literary realism that accurately depicts the mundane chores of war – his first collection, How We Bury Our Dead, was full of it. Conflict Tours is,...
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One could hardly feel, on the grounds of critical attention alone, the need for yet another study of Adorno. However, just because something is well known does not necessarily mean it is known well. Too much has been written about Adorno’s ‘melancholy spirit’ and, particularly in America, ‘expressio...
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We take this pattern of judgments to be evidence that the ordinary notion of disagreement allows for two people to disagree by making non-incompatible moral claims (i.e., two claims such that it is not the case that one must be false). If that is right, then, not only is the disagreement argument ag...
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Postmodernism is not ‘suspicious’ of empirical evidence. It is alert to the ways in which evidence is marshalled in service of particular sets of arguments and the way that ‘common sense’ ideas are invoked in order to foster and perpetuate particular formations of knowledge such that they become reg...
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Ambiguous Authorship: throwing in with chance
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Say if we decide the person presenting a composite or text-dependent work is the true owner; what does this mean, philosophically and practically? Is a twitterbot creator the author of the resulting art, for programming them with the phrases to employ, or does the art only emerge with the bot’s rand...
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If the world has been tangibly altered by the Event of September 11, it is only in direct collaboration with the simultaneous manufacturing of the Event, over and over and over again. As an American—for it is only these themes that unify us as Americans—I seem to remember the myriad tangible ways in...
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Writing Between Species: Yoko Tawada's Memoirs of a Polar Bear
Benjamin's method of literal reading is, to my mind, precisely what we should bring to Yoko Tawada’s playful and fascinating new novel Memoirs of a Polar Bear. This is not just because the Japanese-German author is deeply indebted to Kafka, it is also because Memoirs of a Polar Bear is constructed out of three intergenerational polar bear-narrated fictions.

Dominic O'Key Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky.
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Benjamin's method of literal reading is, to my mind, precisely what we should bring to Yoko Tawada’s playful and fascinating new novel Memoirs of a Polar Bear. This is not just because the Japanese-German author is deeply indebted to Kafka, it is also because Memoirs of a Polar Bear is constructed o...
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How to Be a Stoic
“Fate permitting” is a standard Stoic phrase meant to remind ourselves that planning things is up to us, but the ultimate outcomes are not under our control. It helps us to develop an attitude of equanimity toward the universe. We should very much try to change things for the better, that’s the whole point of the Stoic discipline of action, as I was saying earlier, and that discipline is connected to the virtue of justice. But we should also be rational about it, and understand that sometimes things go our way, and at other times they don’t.

Sky Cleary interviews Massimo Pigliucci about his book How To Be A Stoic.
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“Fate permitting” is a standard Stoic phrase meant to remind ourselves that planning things is up to us, but the ultimate outcomes are not under our control. It helps us to develop an attitude of equanimity toward the universe. We should very much try to change things for the better, that’s the whol...
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Infinitely Naming the Femicide Machine and The Iguana 43

They beat her.
They tied her hands.
They raped her. ...
They tortured her.
They mutilated her while she was alive.
They burned her with cigarettes.
They killed her by strangling her until she asphyxiated.
And they threw her into a vacant lot like she was garbage.
Alejandra.

Richard Marshall reviews Sergio González Rodríguez's The Iguala 43 and The Femicide Machine.
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They beat her. They tied her hands. They raped her. They tortured her. They mutilated her while she was alive. They burned her with cigarettes. They killed her by strangling her until she asphyxiated. And they threw her into a vacant lot like she was garbage. Alejandra. Richard Marshall reviews Serg...
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Transcendentally Bad
I want to split focus. I want to do something badly. I want to do something badly and well at the same time. I want to transcend spectrums of judgement by doing something blissfully awful, transcendentally bad. I want to associate and read the collage of truth in a coffee soaked newspaper. I don't want people to like it. I don't care if they like it. Maybe I do if I want them not to like it. It's not always about liking.

Starting a new interview series States of Anxiety here at 3:AM, Jana Astanov interviews Alex Romania.
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I want to split focus. I want to do something badly. I want to do something badly and well at the same time. I want to transcend spectrums of judgement by doing something blissfully awful, transcendentally bad. I want to associate and read the collage of truth in a coffee soaked newspaper. I don't w...
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Dread Town
In 1964, the Smethwick ward of Birmingham had been the site of a Conservative Party general election campaign associated with the slogan ‘If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Liberal or Labour’. The racially charged atmosphere prompted a visit to Smethwick the following year by civil rights activist and former Nation of Islam member, Malcolm X, just days before his assassination in New York. Before the decade’s close, in 1968, Enoch Powell delivered his ‘rivers of blood’ speech to the Birmingham Conservative Political Centre. In 1976, Eric Clapton had voiced his support for Powell’s anti-immigrant stance in a racist rant during a concert at the city’s Odeon theatre which catalysed the formation of the ‘Rock Against Racism’ movement.

Zaheer Kazmi on Sharon Duggal's
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Jerk and Whoosh Time
Of course, Cockburn - unlike More or Alexander - was a woman, and it’s likely that sexism has played some part in the neglect of her work. She was writing at a time when men worried that reading made women ‘troublesome or ridiculous’, and debated whether women’s inferiority was due to their feeble bodies or their soggy brain fibres. (Less than eighty years ago, C. D. Broad concludes a book review by writing that its author, Susan Stebbing, must be enjoying something of the exhilaration of a ‘good housewife’ who has completed her spring-cleaning.

Continuing the End Times series, Richard Marshall interviews Emily Thomas.
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Of course, Cockburn - unlike More or Alexander - was a woman, and it’s likely that sexism has played some part in the neglect of her work. She was writing at a time when men worried that reading made women ‘troublesome or ridiculous’, and debated whether women’s inferiority was due to their feeble b...
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My Coffin
I wandered over to inspect his merchandise. The coffins were made from a reddish wood. They looked slightly scratched. On a small table there was a laminated menu, like the menus you get in a Chinese restaurant, but with pictures of coffins.

By Alistair McCartney.
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I wandered over to inspect his merchandise. The coffins were made from a reddish wood. They looked slightly scratched. On a small table there was a laminated menu, like the menus you get in a Chinese restaurant, but with pictures of coffins. By Alistair McCartney.
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A Microreview of Nicole Walker's Micrograms
Microlove and micropain­: microthoughts cordoned in a yogurt brain. Microguilt over microgoats, the blood that blooms from a microthroat. Micromoons emitting microlight on a dented hood from a microbike.
Brenna Womer reviews Micrograms by Nicole Walker.
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Microlove and micropain­: microthoughts cordoned in a yogurt brain. Microguilt over microgoats, the blood that blooms from a microthroat. Micromoons emitting microlight on a dented hood from a microbike. Brenna Womer reviews Micrograms by Nicole Walker.
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Partisan Coffee House Exhibition

5 to 27 May 2017
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0QN
Free entrance: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

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The fascinating story of this New Left coffee house, founded by Raphael Samuel alongside Stuart Hall and others. The exhibition includes previously unseen photographs by renowned documentary photographer Roger Mayne, alongside archive material,
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5 to 27 May 2017 Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0QN Free entrance: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm The fascinating story of this New Left coffee house, founded by Raphael Samuel alongside Stuart Hall and others. The exhibition includes previously unseen photographs by reno...
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