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Garret Keizer
Picador

American essayist and Harper’s contributing editor Garret Keizer offers a brilliant, literate look at our strip-searched, over-shared, viral-videoed existence....


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Humiliation
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Wayne Koestenbaum
Picador

Wayne Koestenbaum considers the meaning of humiliation in this eloquent work of cultural critique and personal reflection. The lives of people both famous...


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Time
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Eva Hoffman
Picador

Novelist, cultural commentator, memoirist, and historian Eva Hoffman examines our ever-changing perception of time in this inspired addition to the BIG...


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The Sixties
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Jenny Diski
Picador

A brilliant, alternative take on sixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that...


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Bodies
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Susie Orbach
Picador

Esteemed Psychotherapist and writer Susie Orbach diagnoses the crisis in our relationship to our bodies and points the way toward a process of...


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Violence
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Slavoj Zizek
Picador

Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our...


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Moral Relativism
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Steven Lukes
Picador

Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can...


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Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series

With an unusual, disarming blend of autobiography and cultural commentary, noted poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum takes us through a spectrum of mortifying circumstances—in history, literature, art, current events, music, film, and his own life. His generous disclosures and brilliant observations go beyond prurience to create a poetics of abasement.

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Susie Orbach on GRITtv

Susie Orbach's new book, Bodies, explores the role of the dieting and cosmetics industries in our visual culture and the world of marketing. The question is, can we fight back?

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Susie Orbach comments on body image and the iconic Barbie doll.

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Farted in Yoga

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Shy Coworker, Dirty Movies

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Book Party Faux Pas

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Private Moment, YouTube Star

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Fat or Pregnant?

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Slavoj Zizek explains why the Sound of Music is racist

From Reality of the Virtual.

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Love is Evil

Slavoj Zizek on Love and everything in between in 2 minutes.

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Clip from The Pervert's Guide To Cinema

THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.

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Hot Date, Cold Sore

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Embarrassing Email Mistakenly Sent

From the Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series, by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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