Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

March 24th, 2013 - 9:45 am § in Uncategorized

Tolstoy’s Rules

from Gretchen Rubin, Get up early (five o’clock) Go to bed early (nine to ten o’clock) Eat little and avoid sweets Try to do everything by yourself Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a […][...]

October 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm § in Uncategorized


A Case for Hinglish A new circular from the Department of Official Language, part of the Indian Home Ministry, encourages the use of popular English words in place of difficult Hindi terms in official Hindi communications. The circular states that Hindi words such as “misil” (for “file”), �[...]

September 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm § in Misc.



April 8th, 2012 - 8:15 am § in Christianity, Jews, Religion


Pornography is only part of the story of these two pictures. Blake Gopnik To my Christian-trained eyes, there’s huge pathos in these images, regardless of the monster they show. Since the Middle Ages at least, Western image-making has had the sight of greatness, cast down and bloodied, right at it[...]

January 18th, 2012 - 12:09 pm § in Uncategorized

Dec 18: A Horse Story

from My Cultural Landscape On December 18, 1994, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire, and Jean-Marie Chauvet began to explore a cave in southern France that revealed a stunning collection of wall paintings by prehistoric man. Subsequently named in honor of one of the three explorers, the [...]

November 24th, 2011 - 5:27 am § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

Movie Review: Adventures of Tintin

Blistering Barnacles! That iconic quiff has finally arrived on the big screen in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Tintin‘s creator Hergé stated before his death that ‘if anyone can bring Tintin successfully to the screen’, it would be Spielberg, and he has done exactly that, [...]

October 1st, 2011 - 12:18 am § in The Ave Scene

New Art Theater Opens in Seattle

Via Moira Macdonald at The Seattle Times: The Uptown Theater, one of Seattle’s oldest movie houses, is about to begin a new chapter. The Seattle International Film Festival announced Saturday night it has taken over the Queen Anne theater’s lease from the AMC chain, which had closed the [...]

September 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Jews

A UW Graduate Writes About Howard, III. a response.

I disagree with you about the notion of “people of color.”  A response to the essay here by Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz. I think this term is NewSpeak,  in the Orwell tradition. “People of Color” The term is used by aggressive African Americans to claim a larger constituency t[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 6:19 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, UW

A UW Graduate Writes About Howard, II. Class vs. Color.

ctd from yesterday      (NOTE: I really am enjoying this essay and will post my own thoughts tomorrow). I want try and share some of my views on the issues of students of color in academe. First, race masks class. When you look at the demographics, students of color generally come from less eco[...]

July 13th, 2011 - 11:03 am § in Environment

Brazil/Peru: Time Travel, early humans living in natural state.

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