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Archive for November, 2013

The day after Thanksgiving. No, wait. Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 29th, 2013

In this brief rant I explain why I think the Left, with its critique of Thanksgiving as a holiday rooted in the white man’s oppression of Native populations, helps to enable hyper-capitalism’s 24/7/365 shopping encroachment on this holiday. Together, we’re in a race to the bottom.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Your Long Commute Is Sapping Your Will to Care About Politics – Emily Badger – The Atlantic Cities No doubt there are some flaws in this study, but the conclusions are intriguing. Is it the commute? Is it the isolation that commuting often entails (sitting singly in one’s car, or avoiding eye-contact on public transit)? […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Project MUSE – Reconstructing the Subject: Modernist Painting in Western Germany, 1945-1950 (review) Reread this great review of my 1995 book the other day; had to bookmark it, even if I am tooting my own horn here! QUOTE Inside the deliberately circumscribed limitations of her topic, Yule Heibel makes a profoundly sophisticated contribution to scholarship […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Mobile Computing Puts the Location Back in Retail | MIT Technology Review The whole article is super interesting, but this bit especially: QUOTE Yet the offline environment is actually more important when consumers connect through a mobile device. With colleagues including Sang Pil Han of the City University of Hong Kong, we studied 260 users […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

10 Most Bada** Comic Book Heroines (IMAGES) | Mike Madrid Love the illustration for Betty Bates, Lady-at-Law (ha!). As she slugs a perp (knocking his gun out of his hand in the process), she tells him,”I’ll teach you to lie to a reputable attorney!” Needless to add, not one of her hairs is out of […]

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