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Review: “Satin Island” by Tom McCarthy

Tom Mccarthy’s recent novel Satin Island (2015), is a Kafkaesque tale narrated by a corporate anthropologist named U who has been tasked to produce the Great Anthropological Report of our times. Instead, or perhaps because of his task, he becomes enamoured with the aesthetics of oil spills, the possibility of a serial killer of skydivers… Keep Reading

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Welcome to the ARK 100!

Last week, the Ark Review published its 100th article! This article also coincided with the Ark Review’s first birthday (or thereabouts), and though you might not have noticed it in your neck of the woods, it was a momentous occasion here on Møllegade 10. To celebrate this most astounding achievement, a group of arkers got… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Interviews/Reports

An Interview with Chris Kraus

Here we are, over thirty incredibly hospitable emails later, reporting on an interview with Chris Kraus. Neither of us are journalists, so interviewing famous authors, even more so those we respect, still comes with a feeling of trepidation. And, while we can both hold our own in a theoretically sophisticated conversation, there is no doubt… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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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

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