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    Friday, April 28, 2006

    Weekend Homework

    READ:

    Cole Krawitz on Democracy Behind Bars and Another Con Job of the Century: Stealth of the Super Wealth.

    Jenn: Unpopular Science.

    Ampersand: Nothing Has Changed Since The Rodney King Verdict.

    David Schraub: She Agrees With Me, She Agrees With Me Not...

    Now, I'm going to post to this, because it's a good sum-up of what's going on, but only if you WHITE PEOPLE AND MEN PEOPLE PROMISE NOT TO GO POSTING COMMENTS! Okay? Or I'll have to get you. Brownfemipower: In Solidarity and be sure to read the comments section too. If you are white or male and want to say something, go to Alas or Feministing or Blac(k)ademic. Okay?

    LISTEN:

    If you're in NYC, see if you can stop by this reading at Stain Bar * 766 Grand Street * Brooklyn, with poets Jennifer Firestone, Christine Hamm, and Jen Tynes.

    I told you about it earlier in the week, this This American Life episode about Jerry Springer, but if you didn't immediately go listen to it when I told you to (bad reader!), listen to it now.

    WATCH:

    If you're in NYC, the Tribeca Film Festival is on! You might want to check out:

    Love for Share, Nia Danata's film-

    Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, and polygamy is a deeply rooted and controversial tradition. This film addresses the tradition and its malcontents by interweaving the stories of three very different women, each of whom has developed her own living response to polygamy.

    Backstage, directed by Emanuelle Bercot-

    An adolescent groupie (Isild Le Besco) zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol (Emmanuelle Seigner) after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture.

    Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me A Saint, directed by Claudia Larsen-

    Leftist writer and activist Dorothy Day had an abortion, got a divorce, and bore a daughter out of wedlock. She also cofounded the Catholic Worker movement, leaving an important social legacy. This film explores the complex life of a woman who has already been placed on the official road to sainthood by the Vatican.

    And many more.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

    I've been meaning to ask, you give some rough homework asignments! How do you find time to read all these things?

    I think if I cold cover half the ground that you obviously do, I'd be a brilliant mind (like you).

    12:34 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    Yes, I'm a tough teacher. The good news is that I give As for effort.

    I always have articles open behind whatever I'm working on because I have no attention span whatsoever. I have to take a break and do something else every 15 minutes or so!

    So, since I work seated behind a computer a good, I don't know, 10+ hours per day, it's quite easy to get my reading done. I'm very lucky to have the opportunity.

    And, Poobah, you are a brilliant mind - a brilliant AND FUNNY mind at that!

    3:03 PM  

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