My Friends (23)

Laura

Greensboro, NC, United States

Jerry Mc Brayer

Morganton, NC, United States

charlotte Matthews

Crozet, Virginia, United Kingdom

Carole Mehle

Rocky Mount, NC, United States

Gina M. Tabasso

Brunswick, Ohio, United States

James Watson

Greensboro, NC, United States

Greg Turner

Gainesville, FL, United States

Nancy Bartholomew

Greensboro, NC, United States

Matt Nunn

Asheville, NC, United States

JUDI HILL

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, United…

Gary Greer

Smithfield, NC, United States

Janice Fuller

Salisbury, NC, United States

Jules Riley

Columbia, South Carolina, United…

Sherry Audette Morrow

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Gary Floyd

Massachusetts, United States

Celisa Steele

Carrboro, NC, United States

Hugh Spinks

Sanford, NC, United States

Lucas Butchart

Greensboro, NC, United States

AT RANDOM by Lee Zacharias

PopMatters Book Reviews

Consumption, Performance, and 'The Agony of Eros'


Byung-Chul Han argues that love, sex, and even theory are disappearing in consumer cultures because our systems of finances and behaviors erode the Other in favor of sameness.

Late night TV in the US often has commercials for telephone party lines. One that airs frequently in my market has a young blond woman who is home and does not want to go out to meet men. Her presentation is always sexualized with brightly painted pouty lips, a body-hugging mini-dress, and a welcoming expression on her face. The narrator promises that she can skip the bars if she just calls, and she can be…

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