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End of Summer

The days are getting shorter, the wind is picking up, and all the avocados are hard and watery again; August has come to an end, and the short-lived Copenhagen summer is slowly slipping away while September knocks on the door. Yet, despite the disappointing pit fruit, the beginning of fall nevertheless signals very good news… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays

Yes Dr. Louise Banks, I’m bound by its order

Oh the moments, how they slip through our fingers, seemingly lost to fading memory before we can even claim to have felt them. This month on the Ark Review, we are exploring ephemera; those things so tied to the present that simply cannot come with you into the future. Today, Anne Kristin Kristiansen writes about… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

On Cicadas

Oh the moments, how they slip through our fingers, seemingly lost to fading memory before we can even claim to have felt them. This month on the Ark Review we are exploring ephemera; those things so tied to the present that simply cannot come with you into the future.   1. It’s against the permanence… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

The instant of a flash

Oh the moments, how they slip through our fingers, seemingly lost to fading memory before we can even claim to have felt them. This month on the Ark Review, we are exploring ephemera; those things so tied to the present that simply cannot come with you into the future. Today, Franek Korbanski explains how writings… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays/Musings

Leisure, Fiction and the Cultural Theorist

A forerunner of cultural theory, the (not really a) philosopher, (not really a) sociologist and (not really a) musicologist, Theodor Adorno, wrote a fantastically acerbic—that was kind of his thing—essay called Free Time, in which he critiqued the meaninglessness of the notion under capitalism. He basically argues that the free time of late capitalism is… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays

Leisure in Ancient Greece with Hannah Arendt

It’s July! Or, as it is known in Denmark, the month where almost literally everybody is on vacation. The city is empty, the streets are quiet and shops, with the exception of ark books, are closed. This month we will be tackling all things leisurely and bookish, with as much patience, time and space as… Keep Reading

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“Quite at Leisure:” Confessions of a Re-Reader

It’s July! Or, as it is known in Denmark, the month where almost literally everybody is on vacation. The cities empty, the streets are quiet and shops, with the exception of ark books, are closed. This month we will be tackling all things leisurely and bookish, with as much patience, time and space as this… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

The right books in the right places

It’s July! Or, as it is known in Denmark, the month where almost literally everybody is on vacation. The city is empty, the streets are quiet and shops, with the exception of ark books, are closed. This month we will be tackling all things leisurely and bookish, with as much patience, time and space as… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

Books for Leisure — Seven Summer Reads

It’s July! Or, as it is known in Denmark, the month where almost literally everybody is on vacation. The cities empty, the streets are quiet and shops, with the exception of ark books, are closed. This month we will be tackling all things leisurely and bookish, with as much patience, time and space as this… Keep Reading

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