Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Natural Born Smoker; Or, the Ethics of Frightening Children

I’m sure I posted something like this over at TTD years ago. In those days it was harder to find stuff like this. Now, however, no corner of an eighties childhood is left dark, which makes one wonder if, denuded … Continue reading

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Ain’t That Peculiar

How, exactly, do you turn a romantic, soulful song into one that barely celebrates the beating of hearts, let alone the complexities of living? And, more to the point, how do you thereby reinterpret the song for your age, giving … Continue reading

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The Finkler Question Question

The 2010 Booker Prize winning novel, by Howard Jacobson, is a novel about identity – specifically, Jewish identity. Along the way, it skewers some stereotypes and commonplaces about Jewish people and their relationship with Israel. *mild spoiler alert* Two of … Continue reading

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