The Critical Theory Reading Group often diverts from its scheduled work to discuss important moments as they emerge. Therefore, before commencing with Art & the State, CTRG will participate in examining the role of aesthetics and politics surrounding the release of Beyoncé's Formation music video and Super Bowl performance.
The halftime show, I thought, was ridiculous anyway. I don’t know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible. This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive. And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, OK, we’ll work on that. But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe.
*Please note that the Critical Theory Reading Group now meets at two times tomorrow in order to accommodate varied schedules. We will meet at 10am and 7pm, for roughly 75 minutes per session at the new location of Studium on 2108 Rosewood Avenue.*