1972: Learning From Las Vegas

1972: Learning From Las Vegas

Day 10’s anniversary post celebrates Learning From Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour.

1965: Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

1965: Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

For day 7 of our 50th anniversary series, David Pesetsky, Head, Linguistics Section, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT, reflects on Aspects of the Theory of Syntax by Noam Chomsky:

David Wojnarowicz

David Wojnarowicz

October is LGBT History Month. Last Friday, we posted an excerpt from Abdellah Taia’s An Arab Melancholia. Today’s post is an excerpt from an interview with Marion Scemama in Sylvère Lotringer and Giancarlo Ambrosino’s David Wojnarowicz: A Definitive History of Five or Six Years on the Lower East Side.

The Cost of Knowledge

The Cost of Knowledge

Our Open Access Week celebration ends with a guest post from Gaëlle Krikorian, coeditor of Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property (Zone Books). 

1961: Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

1961: Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

It’s day 4 of our 50th anniversary series. Here’s an excerpt from John B. Thurston’s review of the first edition of Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948). The review appeared in the April 23, 1949 issue of The Saturday Review of Literature: