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farzana-versey's picture
Mar.11.2014
Can a fashion image have the longevity of art? Fashion, by nature, is ephemeral. What we call timeless fashion is regurgitation of trends in spurts to hold on to something that might be termed, fashionably, antique. The pictures in “Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art", an exhibition...
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.17.2014
How many people reside in us? Facebook's decision to provide an option of 50 genders is not really about choice. It is divisive and confusing, and in many ways reductionist.  Gender is not about sexual orientation alone. It is a birth fact. We are either male or female and in some cases...
phil-naessens's picture
Dec.31.2013
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show On today’s show we’re looking at the NBA division by division and much more NBA talk. Segment 1: Pounding the Rock writer Aaron Stampler joins Phil to discuss the National Basketball Associations Eastern Conference Atlantic, Central and...
mike-tabor's picture
Sep.18.2013
In 1977, Ted Bundy became the first person in the United States to be found guilty of a capital offense and sentenced to death where all evidence was circumstantial except a bitemark left on the buttocks of his last victim. She was a student at Florida State University who lived in the Chi...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.07.2013
Why does the veil frighten its critics even when a woman is fighting alone with that “moving prison”? The Burka Avenger, a character in an animation series that made its debut on July 28, had begun to attract negative feedback even before it was aired because its protagonist wears a veil, even...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.10.2013
She came closest to being monarchy, so it is only apt that they promise her a funeral no less than Lady Diana’s.  Britons are terribly excited about her last rites, and many seem to convey that it is to make sure she is finally buried. Her death at 87 should have been a regular and, one may...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.28.2013
My concern is that an accumulation of facts about a book or an author makes one think they know what book and author are about. It is but a rake skimming across a pond. You'll find some interesting things but your knowledge of what lies beneath is opaque. [DE] Insu Lee...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.14.2013
As with any written word, I am intrigued by signatures. My own has caused banks and other institutions much confusion simply because I 'forget' a turn or twist there, or am in such a hurry to put my stamp on paper that the pen overtakes, leaving behind unwanted slashes and mysteriously-placed...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.31.2012
"He wants to see the actor's mind in a shot." Actress Tabu said this about Ang Lee who has directed her in 'Life of Pi'. It was so beautifully put, but what does it really mean? Is the actor's mind reflecting the character or her/himself? Or, is one superimposed on the other?  Can one see...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.26.2012
Who would have thought that Neil Armstrong’s death would take us back to semantics? The eleven words he uttered are not merely historic. They convey evolution. It is almost Darwinesque. And like Darwin, this was challenged. Not for the words alone, although they added to the controversy....