‘infrastructure will collapse…’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nTFjVm9sTQ] Seems my iTunes genius playlist has a sense of humor. This little gem from Radiohead’s In Rainbows pops up while I’m catching up on the latest dispatches on the uprisings in the Middle East and considering the ongoing snowpocalypsemaggeddon pounding my home region. Did…

same, same. but different.

Thinking about Saturday’s shooting in Tuscon, I remembered an Adam Gopnik piece from the 2007 New Yorker in the wake of the Virgina Tech Shooting. It’s worth a re-read as we uncover ‘facts’ and salacious details about the psyche and life of the alleged shooter,…

what narcissism means to me… a mixtape.

1. Clip from taped interview with George W. Bush for Matt Lauer Reports: MATT LAUER: Well, what he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: That’s – “he’s a racist.” And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it…

“Develop a negative into a positive picture…”

On the other side of paradise, a conservative blogger (Debbie Schlussel) goes after our nearest and dearest, Urban Word: Um, how can they use the word “scholar” and “hip-hop” in the same sentence with a straight face? Ditto for pedagogy. With hip-hop, it’s more like…

“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?”

A school district in Indiana has decided to ban Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. Students at Franklin Central High School had to return an award-winning but controversial novel halfway through reading it Wednesday after complaints surfaced about its appropriateness. District administrators say Toni Morrison’s “Song…

lost in translation.

Warning: This is an extremely meta post. In response to a recent NYT article in which I was quoted, a very clever reader I assume, googled me, found my Facebook profile and proceeded to send me the following message: Speak for yourself. Asian and Indian…