Category Archives: Journalism

Women’s History Month: Reading and Viewing

I felt overwhelmed when I thought about what I could write for Women’s History Month. Do I write about how the month became commemorated? About the women that made it (and the other, more shaded side of history) happen? About … Continue reading

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The 50 Year Argument: Film Profiles of Great Minds

I have watched (and re-watched, and re-watched) Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s filmed love letter to the New York Review of Books, celebrating its 50th anniversary last year: The Fifty Year Argument (2014). This documentary is a smorgasbord of intellectual, … Continue reading

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New Republic: 100 Years

The New York Times let me know a few mornings ago that The New Republic is turning 100. The first issue of this envelope-pushing publication came out on November 7th, 1914. Franklin Foer, the magazine’s current editor, has stated that … Continue reading

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Just Seen: New York Times Video “Escaping Death in Northern Iraq”

The New York Times posted this seven minute video feature on the story of Ali Hussein Kadhim, an Iraqi soldier who survived a terrible massacre caused by ISIS militants. Up to 1,700 men may have been killed over three days … Continue reading

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Culture Update: Corruption Edition

I had the notion, months ago, of publishing this post. I had encountered,┬áin a short period of time, one source too many of institutional corruption, American, Venezuelan, Indian, and Iranian. But, as often happens, my own privileged life went on; … Continue reading

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