Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

January 20th, 2019 - 12:47 am § in Misc.


TALMUD CLASSES IN KOREA Some South Koreans think the key to unlocking such “secrets” can be found in Jewish approaches to education. (Voz is Neias, 1/14/2019) The mother of two lives in study-mad South Korea, a nation where parents fork over a combined $17 billion on private tutoring every year.[...]

October 3rd, 2017 - 12:03 am § in Misc.

When The Arts Are Too Expensive

 Lixa Pustelnik, FACEBOOK It comes to my mind that I am missing something by not seeing Hamilton. Not that I am *not* seeing Hamilton for any reason other than economic and supply chain. Well, and that I am not very cultured. I’m sure I should do theatre more often, but it seems quite cost pr[...]

March 16th, 2017 - 9:42 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR, The National Endowment for the Arts and 1/5 of the NIH

Add 54 billion to the military, cut taxes, what is left?  The Arts, Humanities and Science President Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, trading  a 54 billion dollar increase in defense spending for draconian cuts to the Corporation for[...]

February 27th, 2017 - 11:58 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Our Thought Process

Recently I saw the video below online. According to the caption these two niggas are supposedly arguing over a cell phone. I have seen the video on both social platforms that I use, Facebook and Instagram, multiple times. My first thought of the video was, “Nigga, you don’t pull out a gun if you[...]

January 26th, 2017 - 1:11 am § in Misc.

David Brewster: Arts Coverage Dies

David Brewster Ominous, but unconfirmed, rumors about cuts in arts coverage at NYTimes and WSJournal. Not long ago, Times folks said that non-New York readers particularly liked paper for foreign coverage and arts stories. But still, both papers need to make staff cuts. Another factor: a lot of arts[...]

December 7th, 2016 - 12:03 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Of Korea and The Jews

Brooklyn, NY – A Harvard University senior named as a Rhodes Scholar last week said it was her upbringing on the outskirts of Borough Park that influenced her decision to pursue a career as a professor of Jewish history. The daughter of Korean immigrants, 21 year old Nancy Ko grew up fascinate[...]

September 22nd, 2015 - 12:08 pm § in America

Our New Media Age

Did anyone see any interesting movies this summer?  We WANTED to go to the movies but it all seems utterly boring.[...]

July 27th, 2015 - 10:57 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Black people, do Black Lives Matter?

Where is the Black Proganda movement? How do we expect America to think Black Lives Matter when we are doing very little to establish that fact nowadays? Our movies, filmmakers actors/actresses have to reflect that fact, and right now they do not. The black community had Mario Van Peebles, Spike Le[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 1:28 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Religion

Be Afraid, Very Afraid, The Clowns Are Back!

  The BBC reports that social networks have been awash with chatter about “evil clowns” after a number of recent incidents in France. The subject is among the top trending topics on the social platform Reddit. On Saturday, police in Agde arrested 14 teenagers who were dressed as clowns [...]

May 28th, 2014 - 8:36 am § in America

Maya Angelou RIP

Wake Forest University issued a statement Wednesday on her death: Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982. O[...]