Do we really have two Blake Schwarzenbach posts in a row? Yes, we do. Blake just posted a thoughtful essay on the Forgetters blog about the now annual 9/11 “Tribute in Light” and one of the most divisive Septembers in recent memory. Now look, I would actually prefer the soft jolt of this nighttime beacon […]
Porochista Khakpour has an op-ed in the New York Times, giving her own take on Barbie’s 50th anniversary. Revisit her 2007 appearance at The Modernist Society in this podcast.
Here’s The Modernist Society Podcast of our chat with Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch from Reason Magazine & Reason.tv, an evening that seems to have prompted some “Change” at the Huffington Post!
By guest author, L.P. Omid If you want to find out why Mark Bowden wrote his latest book, Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam, a journalistic account of the events of the U.S. Embassy seizure and the subsequent hostage debacle over twenty-five years ago, beyond the obvious financial […]
Coffee. Whether internationalist bohemian or 9 to 5 yuppie, chances are you drink the stuff. So why is your morning pick-me-up friend an especially hot topic these days? Forget clouds in your coffee. Today, there’s politics and global economics in that dark void of swirling liquid. Here’s a contrast that’s somewhat confusing, if not alarming. […]
She was a flaxen haired, vivacious, and (looking back) precociously droll fourth grader, and her first name was conveniently the same as my third grade crush at my previous school, (making my transference of feelings for my crush all the more convenient and completely unconscious). She was exotic, if by exotic one means from the […]
Iranica / Opposite Day in Iran In these gay times, with our coasts kissed by hurricanes named Henri and Fabian (fabulous!), with Republican Terminators taking over California, who has the will to ruin the party and think internationally? Alas, this is blessed war-time, with the second anniversary of September 11 upon us—what better time for […]