Monthly Archives: January 2009

Vote of Confidence

The Feminist Majority Foundation website drew my attention to a new study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute showing an increase in political awareness, confidence, and engagement among girls ages 13-17 since the last time similar data was gathered, … Continue reading

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In January Only one cell in the frozen hive of night is lit, or so it seems to us: this Vietnamese cafe, with its oily light, its odors whose colorful shapes are like flowers. Laughter and talking, the tick of … Continue reading

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Black Man’s Burden

In their January 16th New York Times article, “How the Movies Made a President“, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott provide an interesting analysis of the development of the archetypes of black manhood in film, using this as a frame through … Continue reading

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Face to Face(book)

Facebook is a cruel, unyielding mistress. Its power to suck you in, steal hours of your time, and leave you with little to show for it other than a new Sex and the City quotation on your profile wall and … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

First, apologies for my unannounced holiday hiatus. I’m back in the saddle now and resolve that in 2009 I won’t leave my loyal readership (hi, mom) hanging like that, at least without warning. That said, onward and upward. I found … Continue reading

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