Read the most recent issue of end talk: CLIMATE COLLAPSE, an increasingly important and urgent topic. And please subscribe to end talk.
I love the Hudson Valley, NY. Always have, always will. It is where I come from, and I am deeply connected to it.
The Hudson Valley, like the rest the country and the world, is already experiencing the effects of climate change. Read about the experiences of Hudson Valley farmers in The River.
For more on the Hudson Valley, listen to our conversation on end talk with fellow Hudson Valley native and writer Rob Rubsam, covering the region’s connection to NYC, the role of gentrification here especially during COVID, and more.
Perhaps The Twilight Zone epitomizes a (potential) world where—things are not what they seem; there isn’t an intrinsic morality in the universe that protects the weak and rewards the good—sometimes both are the subjects of tragedy; there isn’t a measured, linear nature to time and space, which we can quantify and control. Perhaps the series suggests, above all, that there are things—out there, here—that we cannot explain, but are nevertheless real….
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In the most recent episode of end talk we discuss gentrification, particularly in the context of COVID-19, community, and the projection of fantasy in the Hudson Valley with writer, Rob Rubsam. NYers, Hudson Valley folks, and anyone interested in these topics, I highly recommend listening.
Read Rob’s nuanced piece in The Baffler (published last April) here.
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Juicy new issue of end talk available now!
In this issue, we discuss the material—with a regular round-up of updates on climate breakdown—and the immaterial—through the work of authors Daniel Pinchbeck, who recently came onto the podcast, and Mitch Horowitz, as well as a Trillbilly Worker’s Party podcast recommendation, a brief reflection on five years without the inimitable David Bowie, and a delve into the mind-bending Twilight Zone. Check it out! The boundaries of reality and consciousness are not what they seem!
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Check out the last issue of end talk: “Obama, no hero.”
In issue 4 we reflect on Obama’s fraught legacy, Walter Benjamin’s “angel of history,” the Permian-Triasic mass extinction, a great episode of The Twilight Zone, some interesting wikipedia entries, and more.
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And for an excellent op-ed regarding Cuomo and NY’s response to Covid-19, see The River: “The Undeserved Myth of Andrew Cuomo, Pandemic Hero.”