☛ The Beguiling: original panel (4″ x 4″) from Big Questions no. 15 by Anders Brekhus Nilsen (first published on December 2010). Reproduced in the album Big Questions on page 575 (paperback, 7.25″ x 9.25″, colour, 658 pages, Drawn & Quarterly, August 2011). I first stumbled upon this illustration on Anders Nislen’s blog. I did […]
What I realized during this Australian Open is that Nadal sets the tone for this state of affairs more than anyone else, certainly more than Federer. Roger is so cool and frictionless that, most of the time, he seems less like a prism of epic intensity than a dispassionate analyst of it.6 Djokovic, since his […]
☛ Le Mépris by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963, 56’42” Learn more about the film at The Criterion Collection website. Here are the very first lines of Alberto Moravia’s novel from which the film was adapted: During the first two years of our married life my relations with my wife were, I can now assert, perfect. By […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on March 7, 2011 ― Published in Art, Movies | Tagged: communion, contempt, critic, destruction, evaluation, Godard, judgment, love, man, mythology, séparation, suspension, woman
Hope is usually associated with positive values. However, in a brillant analysis, Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne have shown that the Greek word for hope –elpis– is much more ambiguous, meaning both expectation of the good and the bad.