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bob-mustin's picture
Dec.15.2012
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell image via www.aksara.com The missus urged me to read this book because, I think, she wanted us to see the now-released movie, and wished me not to be too confused by the elliptical plotting and the horde of characters. So I obliged. It took only a few pages to...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.04.2012
How English is English?  Will we ever know why an editor deleted words of foreign origin from the Oxford English Dictionary? Was he a racist? Or a purist? In the socio-historical context, both these words have been used interchangeably a few times. Nazism and apartheid do believe they...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.16.2012
  On November 14, 1960, this country was forever changed for the better by the bravery of one little girl. One day Black skin, white dress,  Red tomato.  Colors of courage. A queen without a crown, her angel wings resolutely folded, armed with the fiercest artillery,  armed with...
phil-naessens's picture
Nov.15.2012
It’s an ugly day in what is usually beautiful Corfu Greece and while I wait to record the series of interviews that will be tomorrows Phil Naessens Show I thought I would jot down some random thoughts…. 1). I still can’t believe how much bitterness this past Presidential election has caused. Lost...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.14.2012
  The tears for Haiti are silent tears that drop into the muddy waters and die unnoticed.   There is such a story to this photograph. Where is this woman going --- and does it matter? It matters very much to her, for it is her life, a life as relevant as any.   Let us remember that...
elizabeth-rosner's picture
Nov.05.2012
I can still remember the election of 1968, even though I was eight years old at the time. I remember seeing crowds of young people on the TV news chanting "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote!" It shocked me to understand that they were talking about an injustice that even a child could...
allan-goldstein's picture
Nov.02.2012
            Here’s what I was wondering, watching the debates, as Romney betrayed every position and promise he made to the GOP base in the most blatant, insincere attempt at political whitewashing in modern electoral history:   ...
aberjhani's picture
Nov.01.2012
President Barack Obama greets NJ Gov. Christieto survey damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. (AFP photo by Jewel Samad)   Was it a matter of political irony or plain old-fashioned racism that prompted the lack of definitive media headlines proclaiming President Barack Obama––currently...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.31.2012
I tend not to include political broadsides here (and this really isn't one), but it's hard these days to ignore the increasing-although-somewhat-subtle racial-moves-of-resistance in the U.S. as the nation slowly morphs from a WASP-populated and controlled nation to a truly diverse one. The book...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.20.2012
Friday Night Lights, by Buzz Bissinger image via gothamist.com Having previously read After Friday Night Lights, I felt compelled by Bissinger’s years-after revisiting of Permian High School’s might-have-been superstar, Boobie Miles, and Odessa, Texas’, obsession with high school football, to...