By Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center) Armed with his camera, Randy Hage explores urban landscapes threatened with eradication through development, gentrification, or other civic improvement schemes. Yet unlike the many other salvage-oriented artists who photographically document such streetscapes lest they vanish, Hage translates his photos into meticulously crafted scale models. Rather thanContinue Reading

Call for papers: Nostalgias: A special issue of Volume! The French Journal of Popular Music Studies Edited by Hugh Dauncey (Newcastle University) & Christopher Tinker (Heriot-Watt University) Online: http://volume.revues.org/2914 Version française ici : http://volume.revues.org/2912 Volume!, the French peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of popular music – seeks contributions forContinue Reading

[image found here] A recent article by Vadim Nikitin on nostalgia in Russia for the USSR called my attention to a number of current projects and publications that focus specifically on fond reminiscences of the unique material culture of Soviet life: The multivolume glossy, expensive books arising from the NamedniContinue Reading