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Links am Sonntag – 05.10.14

In The Dark Knight, why didn’t they just paint the Joker as the scapegoat? – „The new legal order constructs a new narrative under which it subsumes the powers of superhero, rendering him superfluous, and relegates chaos to the asylum, where it is relabelled madness. The new order is opposed by the terrorist, who manifests as the repressed truth that there is no moral spectrum at all, there is only power. Bane is pure power, as is the social order. The only opposition to power is destruction.“

Die Autorität der Gestrigkeit | Journelle – “ Wie gesagt, zuweilen ersehne ich den Untergang des Feuilltons oder zumindest den vollständigen Verlust der Autorität, mit der diese Leute ihre persönliche und gestrige Meinung reflektieren.“

In Search of Manhattan’s Last Remaining Skybridges | Scouting NY: „I love Manhattan’s skybridges, the kind that connect two buildings over busy streets. They’ve always reminded me of a future New York as imagined in the early 1900s, a time when it seems everyone expected the city’s thoroughfares to ascend with the tallest skyscrapers.“

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever „Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.“

Doomed „Our intention in using Bandcamp for this compilation is to get new and local heavy music out to as many people as possible at no charge. Because Bandcamp limits the number of free downloads to 200, we will periodically purchase more. Please do not feel obligated to pay for this compilation in any way. Instead, redirect your dollars to the bands themselves. Click individual tracks for relevant links to support the bands. Thank you for making this thriving scene possible!“