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Showing posts from February 22, 2009

Oxford Comma

"Who gives a fuck about an oxford comma?"Let's discuss that. We cannot dismiss that as a purely rhetorical question, a purely lyrical function. What about cambridge commas? Or, ones from St Andrew's? Are they holy? Do the Welsh have commas? They don't have vowels, id est they don't much like putting them in words; maybe they dislike commas too.

Potomac-Facing Wall of the Kennedy Center

Are we--as a collective entity--doing enough to increase respect for the "creative individual" to which JFK refers? Have we earned the right to use the word "respect" in the context even? Or, must we ask if we have yet to facilitate the fomenting of creative individuals and a system that facilitates it? -t

Syrian Dress Display at the Kennedy Center Arabesque Festival

Lovely. I love the way we Syrians do things. Escada stole the dress (right) one year. So did Issey Miyake. Did they steal Saudi? Naw.

Featured Book

Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages: Archipelago, Island, England by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Ph.D. Palgrave Macmillan (Aug., 2008).
A collection of essays that dissect the concept of the English nation, and examine the political identity of the British isles through a lens of metaphorical fragmentation of the archipelago.

The reader is brought to question and re-address concepts of homogeneity and political identity, especially as they pertain to the British peoples.