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There isn exactly a Critical Shopper column in this week Thursday Styles, but Jon Caramanica wrote about going Barneys in Chelsea, so it seems to be one in all but name only. As per usual, the review begins with a little nostalgia. This time its our quasi shopper memories of a Brooklyn childhood where the thought of Barney (It had an apostrophe once) seemed too fantastical to be real (except that Mom had been quietly shopping there for herself all along).
Patients who had been exposed to the fine dust suffered more respiratory illness last winter, the allergy specialist stated, and also suffered more severely to pollen this year. “This is similar to the three fold increase in respiratory allergy when the 7th and 9th Avenues were constructed several years ago, but more severe, and affecting a larger proportion of the population,” he added. The extremely popular and highly successful Free Pollen Allergy Camp which used to be held at the Aabpara Community Centre since over a decade is also not very functional any more.
Love, as a philosophical topic, has a convoluted history. Modern considerations of love, which inherit this history, oscillate within a spectrum that ranges from pessimistic conceptions of love as merely instrumental reproductive sexuality (attributable to Schopenhauer), to an ecstatic fusion that presents love as the harmony of two into one (expressed in the work of Simone de Beauvoir). Each of these positions can be characterized as difference evading, escapist, and ‘risk free’ approaches to love, which, Alain Badiou claims, denies the necessary elements that make love possible; namely, a commitment to chance, the experience of vulnerability, and perseverance and fidelity in love.
There are countless ways to categorize collective human action (by legal entity, by sector, by formal/informal structure, by tax status, by geography, and on and on). But sociologist/political scientist/historian Johan Galtung suggests there are essentially two types: thick and small (“the wheel” or “Beta”) and thin and big (“the pyramid” or “Alpha”). [Read more.]May 16, 2018 by Andrew Taylor.