Skip to main content

Articles by Gian Speziato

So, here we are again. Another week, another edition of The Playlist. Do I get tired of this eternal recurrence? Did Nietzsche ever get tired of it? Wait – did I write his name right? How does one pronounce …

Violence, murder, battle, wars… It is not easy to get rid of an instinctive evolutionary mechanism we grew into a couple million years ago. Let’s face it: without our ingrained habit of possession and tribal hatred, we would have never …

Buenos Aires can be a crazy city sometimes. No, I’m not talking about the recent guerrilla warfare we had in front of Congress, or the fact that our President is trying to be friends with Trump’s Brazilian twin – I’m …

So, it’s 1977. The forlorn hippie movement which had laid its foundations at the root of the revolution is turning into something else. Revolutionary changes, be them perceptual, psychedelic, or social, and the constant criticism of war, have lost their …

Hallucinatory experiences cannot be defined as sustained perceptions that possess no reality, for there is no reality aside from perceptions. Instead, we must insist in defining hallucinosis as sustained perceptions that reach no social consensus. In that sense, we mistake …

Here we are, a generation of loyal expatriates and local traitors converging to make Buenos Aires one of the craziest cities to live and die in. A generation that skips TV channels like Neo downloads programs into his brain in …

Ignorance is bliss, somebody said. And even though most of us couldn’t agree to a freedom based on lies, the most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live …

Another week, another string of depressing socioeconomic news, another edition of the Playlist!

Heraclitus said “everything changes”, but Parmenides wrote “everything is always the same”. Which one is it? Who knows? If these geek philosophers – pardon the typo –

Buenos Aires, a city that has millions of things to do each week, but how do you choose? Here I select the best and most varied of options of what to do if you want to see a live music

It’s official!

Spring is almost here and so are many bands and artists, antsy for open air shows and some warm weather fun. This week, you can start by going to one of the many free shows the city has …