Monthly Archives: March 2012

I hate recipes.

For whatever reason (stubbornness has been suggested fairly often), I usually don’t follow recipes. However, this sweet potato risotto recipe from Real Simple magazine turns out most excellent, and I follow it almost every time: Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 40m … Continue reading

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I love me some internet

It’s a magical place where you can read entire books from 1931 for free!

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Mail call

As you may recall from some movies we made over the summer, I love getting mail. I love sending mail. I even love buying stamps, even though the United States Post Office gives a lot of people a lot of … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol much?

There is an amusing anecdote in The Philosopher as Andy Warhol: A man sees what looks like an ordinary soap-pad carton in a shop window and, needing to ship some books, asks the shopkeeper if he can have it. The … Continue reading

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Trash to treasure

This entire post is pretty much for AY, since I think she’ll appreciate my recycling motives the most. As I imagine is the case for other First World people with lots of fancy things, I have an over abundance of … Continue reading

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Nifty ideas to reuse and recycle

My good friend (and consistent commenter!) AY recently forwarded the following life tips: Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. (Although in high school, my roommate and I used toddler-sized footy pajamas instead and called it Bag Baby. What … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Robert Mejia

Robert shared his thoughts on Lawrence Grossberg’s March 2012 talk at the University of Illinois on the Unit for Criticism’s blog in abbreviated form. Here they are in full (minus the images, which were causing upload problems)! Who is This … Continue reading

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It’s International Women’s Day.

Perhaps you’d like to hear Patrick Stewart‘s talk about violence against women, or read his comments on the topic. Video link courtesy of SS. Thank you.

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Sharing is caring

I’d like to share the insightful thoughts of my good friend, Natalie Tagge, who happens to be a stellar librarian (hence her topic!).

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After all, it is a small world

The World Trade Center Memorial in New York City consists, in large part, of some fairly elaborate fountains. This will be relevant in a few paragraphs. Back in November, I met a professor from northwestern British Columbia at a conference in … Continue reading

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