Presenting the VCS Chair Reading for October 2014

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The New Yorker, September 15, 2014Adorno and Benjamin, debating art in the technological age, sustained one of the twentieth century’s richest intellectual conversations. Credit: Illustration by Patrick Bremer / Left: Ullstein Bild / AKG; Right: Imagno / AKG

Here’s a message from VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn about this month’s VCS Chair Reading:

I’m very happy to recommend this Alex Ross New Yorker piece on Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. It’s informative and I think mostly fair. For those of you who are more or less new to these two thinkers, I recommend this article as a good introduction to the two of them by way of a consideration regarding their views on the nature of popular culture. I look forward to learning what you think of the article.

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