Category Archives: media

a lot of questions, no answers

The last time I talked to James was November 21st, 2012. The day before he was kidnapped. It was midday Haiti time, evening Syria time, when he popped up on Skype — that moody pixelated avatar that looked like he’d snapped it … Continue reading

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you’ll never believe what happened

“We live by stories, we also live in them. One way or another we are living the stories planted in us early or along the way, or we are also living the stories we planted — knowingly or unknowingly — … Continue reading

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aweh, my ma se kind

It was the word “prawns” that first caught my attention. Stumbling sleepy somewhere around about 2 am on a frosty night in Newtown, I thought I must be hearing things. But then there it was again on their lips, praaawns. … Continue reading

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cover-gate

Hello, here’s this week’s New Yorker cover: An extension of pound-gate (please don’t call it a fist-bump), secretly-muslim-gate, Osama-Obama-ethnic-names-all-sound-alike-gate, and patriotism-gate, all boiled into one illustration. Tasteless? Cowardly? Sure, maybe. I see what Barry Blitt was trying to do with … Continue reading

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essentials, credentials

I’d like to step up the pace, if you don’t mind. Tourists in plastic blue rain slickers were lined up on both sides of the falls, waiting for their ride on a Maid of the Mist, and it wasn’t even … Continue reading

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uptown express

The day before my graduation, it poured. My family was visiting, and SoHo was no fun soaking wet, so we scuttled through the rain and into a cab headed uptown to my apartment. There, we’d make lunch, play monopoly, wait … Continue reading

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please don’t pull it, sir

I call this one “Hey! I wanted to read that!” or “Subway Advertisements I Don’t Agree With.” Today, one the holiest of journalistic holy days, the distinguished newspaper and magazine editors that make up the Pulitzer Prize jury are milling … Continue reading

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like regular tv, only browner

The Writers Guild strike wears on, and American television networks and broadcasters will soon be scrambling for content to fill airtime. Unless everyone gets back to work soon or they find some other compelling way to substitute programming (please no … Continue reading

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we’ve got to do better (the preface)

[Snapped via LG cameraphone, October 3rd @ 114th and Amsterdam.] Of course there’s never any time for anything. I’m sentimental in the evenings, unforgiving in the daytime, and quiet in between. I’ve been trying to post things here for weeks, … Continue reading

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our flag is red

“Part of the nature of First Nations people is sharing what we have. What we’re given we use, and in the process we give it back or pass it on. We don’t own the land, we use the land, and … Continue reading

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