By Patrick Lichty

Patrick Lichty is a writer, artist, and cultural provocateur living in the nexus between Milwaukee and Chicago. He has been part of the media/art scene for nearly 25 years and is/has been part of many groups such as RTMark, Second Front, haymarket RIOT and The Yes Men. He is part of the art & theory faculties of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Bankruptcy of the Skies

I find it no small irony that, as I write this on a Turkish jet on my way to Berlin, I am writing an elegy for the passage of one of the last institutions of American air culture, one that has now slid into bankruptcy.  In an age where the amenities of air flight are disappearing…

Serpentine’s Unprecedented List of Unprecedented Things

2014 was an unprecedented year of, well, unprecedented years. We can talk about the positives and negatives, how Ebola showed the world that another Black Plague might be possible, and I talked about ISIS and slave markets a couple months ago. There are many things that we can agree upon that make 2014 ‘special’, with…

Notes on ISIS from Far, Far Away

ISIS, or ISIL (take your choice—I will call it I/I), appears to be the new shape of 21st century asymmetrical radical Islamist politics. al-Qaeda is at war with it as well as the new “coalition of the willing” rallied under President Obama in September 2014. This motley agglomeration, formally or not, includes Iran, Saudi Arabia,…