Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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4 to 5 star sections/books, tagged notes, etc. For writing inspiration.


Vegas qua Vegas

But Las Vegas as most of us see it, Vegas qua Vegas, comprises the
dozen or so hotels that flank the Strip’s middle. [...]

—p.9 Consider the Lobster and Other Essays Big Red Son (3) by David Foster Wallace

vanishing mediator (en)

a concept that exists to mediate between two opposing ideas, as a transition occurs between them. At the point where one idea has been replaced by the other, and the concept is no longer required, the mediator vanishes. Fredric Jameson introduced the term in a 1973 essay; used by Žižek

According to Žižek, the subject is a ‘vanishing mediator’.39 This concept is adopted from Jameson. In the latter it refers to any phenomenon that allows another phenomenon to emerge and disappears once it has performed that task.

—p.184 Left Hemisphere: Mapping Contemporary Theory Equality as Event (169) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan


Articles (32)

An interview with Thomas Piketty
LSE International Inequalities Institute Working Paper 1 - Medium

The Dangerous Myth of 'Taxpayer Money'
Raúl Carrillo & Jesse Myerson - Splinter

Citizen Thiel
by Guy Patrick Cunningham - Los Angeles Review of Books

Super Position
by David Graeber - The New Inquiry

Hurt People
by Bobby London - The New Inquiry

I miss you
by Shady Sands - Team Liquid

How to Say You Maybe Don’t Want to Be Married Anymore
Sarah Bregel takes a close look at her marriage after two kids, and wonders, how hard is too hard? - Longreads

Book chapters (270)

Project Runway
How to build a better failure. - Failure (Logic #5)

With Strings Attached
by Melisa Handl and Susan Spronk - Uneven and Combined

The Magic Kingdom
The dark side of the Disney dream - The Baffler #45: Chronic Youth

Strike with the Band
The meritocratic failures of classical music - The Baffler: The Contract State (#47)

The Wife Glitch
Household tech makes women’s work profitable—for men - The Baffler Issue 51: The Saving Power

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me
An American family’s struggle for student loan redemption - The Baffler No. 40 - Forced Exposure

The Century of Spin
In the formative days of public relations, elites imagined a “guided democracy” - The Baffler #44 - Truth Decay

The Museum of Failed Startups
The purest way to study startup as a culture is through failure. - Failure (Logic #5)

Books (268)