barthel

I guess I never really thought about MIA as a real person. I always envisioned her as more like a tornado of signifiers, clearly devoted to image above everything else. It wasn’t just that she was using terrorism as accoutrement, since Rage Against the Machine did that too; she was using 8-bit…

By far the best thing I’ve read about that NYT article and maybe the best thing I’ve ever read about MIA, period. Barthel delivers again.

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  2. mdub reblogged this from barthel and added:
    Hell-o. Hi Lynn Hirschberg! This is what your article should’ve been.
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    moment.” Great take...my favorite pop star.
  5. hackingthecolorline reblogged this from barthel and added:
    Very good commentary on MIA’s aestheticized politics
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  7. towerofsleep reblogged this from barthel and added:
    I’ve ever read about MIA, period. Barthel delivers again.
  8. domesticnoise reblogged this from barthel and added:
    this oppressions cluster with Brentwood-Feminism-Tamil-Britain-Youth...isn’t explored
  9. shamelesshipsterscum reblogged this from barthel and added:
    This is really good and you should read it.
  10. feelthemonster reblogged this from barthel and added:
    Really you should all just follow Barthel so that I don’t have to reblog his entire Tumblr catalog. Man’s a genius.
  11. mootpoint reblogged this from barthel and added:
    Barthel expresses opinions on MIA that I had but never knew how to articulate.
  12. hardcorefornerds reblogged this from barthel and added:
    I’ve been waiting for something with this level and direction of nuance on the MIA exposé. I’ve never been a fan, but I...