Magic and Loss

Author: Virginia Heffernan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501132674

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Virginia Heffernan “melds the personal with the increasingly universal in a highly informative analysis of what the Internet is—and can be. A thoroughly engrossing examination of the Internet’s past, present, and future” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) from one of the best living writers of English prose. This book makes a bold claim: The Internet is among mankind’s great masterpieces—a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism. But its cultural potential and its societal impact often elude us. In this deep and thoughtful book, Virginia Heffernan reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet, just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television. Life online, in the highly visual, social, portable, and global incarnation rewards certain virtues. The new medium favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy, and versatility, and its form and functions are changing how we perceive, experience, and understand the world. In “sumptuous writing, saturated with observations that are simultaneously personal, cultural, and strikingly original” (The New Republic), Heffernan presents “a revealing look at how the Internet continues to reshape our lives emotionally, visually, and culturally” (The Smithsonian Magazine). “Magic and Loss is an illuminating guide to the Internet...it is impossible to come away from this book without sharing some of Heffernan’s awe for this brave new world” (The Wall Street Journal).
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Magic and Loss

Author: Lou Reed

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ISBN: OCLC:62987181

Category: Rock music

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Magic and Loss

Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Golgotham has been the city’s supernatural district for centuries.

Author: Nancy A. Collins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101597989

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Golgotham has been the city’s supernatural district for centuries. Populated by creatures from myth and legend, the neighborhood’s most prominent citizens are the Kymera, a race of witches who maintain an uneasy truce with the city’s humans… It has been several months since Tate Eresby developed her new magical ability to bring whatever she creates to life, but she is still learning to control her power. Struggling to make a living as an artist, she and Hexe can barely make ends meet, but they are happy. That is until Golgotham’s criminal overlord Boss Marz is released from prison, bent on revenge against the couple responsible for putting him there. Hexe’s right hand is destroyed, leaving him unable to conjure his benign magic. Attempts to repair the hand only succeed in plunging Hexe into a darkness that can’t be lifted—even by news that Tate is carrying his child. Now, with her pregnancy seeming to progress at an astonishing rate, Tate realizes that carrying a possible heir to the Kymeran throne will attract danger from all corners, even beyond the grave...
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SPIN

Magic and Loss Sire/Warner Bros. Oou Reed's 1989 album New York is one of the rare examples for me of a favorite album that lost its luster almost immediately. Reed's most warmly received album in recent memory, New York took its cues ...

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
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Mortality and Music

Likewise, Lou Reed, following the death of two of his close friends – the songwriter Doc Pomus and Kenneth Rapp ('Rotten Rita', who he had known since his time at Andy Warhol's Factory) – recorded Magic and Loss, a simple, ...

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472526809

Category: Religion

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The evidence of death and dying has been removed from the everyday lives of most Westerners. Yet we constantly live with the awareness of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on a range of genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways in which popular music has responded to our awareness of the inevitability of death and the anxiety it can evoke. Exploring bereavement, depression, suicide, violence, gore, and fans' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural significance of popular music's treatment of mortality and the apparent absurdity of existence.
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Magic and Loss

Author: Nancy A. Collins

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ISBN: 132282794X

Category: Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 290

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Lou Reed

was his metaphorical son, and Pomus's impending death made Reed feel as if he were being orphaned—cast into a black abyss, as the imagery of “Cremation” on Magic and Loss described it. “Lou's relationship with my father was not like ...

Author: Anthony DeCurtis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444794595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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A GUARDIAN AND CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A walk on the wild side with the alt-rock pioneer' GQ 'DeCurtis is well placed to trace Reed's five-decade career, drawing on insider knowledge but skilfully balancing it with detailed research and fascinating interviews' Mojo Magazine As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once the height of sanctity and perversity, transcended a genre, speaking to millions of listeners, inspiring a new generation of musicians, and forever changing the way we think of that iconic era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Throughout his five-decade career, Reed embodied artistic self-awareness and captured the beauty, paranoia, and vivacity of his time into an array of hit songs, experimental albums, and a larger-than-life persona. With such masterpieces as 'Sweet Jane' and 'Walk on the Wild Side', Reed exerted an influence on popular music rivaled only by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles and is recognized to this day as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens our understanding of his indelible music. We travel deep into the underground artist clubs, listen along in the studio as the Velvet Underground record their signature work, and revel in Reed's relationship with legendaries like Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and David Bowie. Insightful, revelatory, and intimate, Lou Reed is a gripping tribute to a quintessential American icon.
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Social Capital and Urban Networks of Trust

'Magic. and. Loss'. Dispositif. at. Work. Earlier in this chapter, I claimed that both social capital and local development narratives witnessed a sort of ideological uturn: often evoked as examples of the way in which scholars turned ...

Author: Jouni Häkli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351899680

Category: Science

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This is the first book on social capital and trust informed by a critical geographical perspective. The authors examine the role of social capital in the constitution and reproduction of urban networks of trust in different places and contexts. They explore how social capital and trust are reflected in the capacity of these networks to achieve their goals and to deliver specific forms of urban development in a number of Finnish and Italian cities. Finland and Italy present, in many ways, two almost paradigmatic cases of how social capital and trust can work in extremely different and yet very effective ways in the production of the urban. They are two almost ideal laboratories for experimenting new definitions and new understandings of the concepts in question.
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Magic and Loss

When the author was diagnosed with a terminal illness, he wrote letters to his daughter, a recording of his love for her. A beautiful example for those who suffer similar tragic situations.

Author: Greg Raver Lampman

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1571740155

Category: Psychology

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When the author was diagnosed with a terminal illness, he wrote letters to his daughter, a recording of his love for her. A beautiful example for those who suffer similar tragic situations.
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