Posts Tagged 'asides'

She Sees a Barer Sky that Does not Bend

Wallace Stevens by Marsha Cottrell

{via but does it float?}

What’s in a Name Part 2 & 3

Errol Morris’ What’s in a Name parts 2 and 3. It’s definitely an interesting series of essays, as people in Chinese cultures have a very different way of approaching names. While most of them never change their family name, a lot of them change their English name and Chinese first name, even at a very young age. I’ve had grade 1 students change their names very suddenly. It’s rarer to change your Chinese first name, but it happens often compared to what I’m used to.

Errol Morris on Names

Errol Morris is back with his latest series of articles in the NYT. This time around, he investigates what a name is. I found this particularly interesting, because Taiwanese people/children change their English names and Chinese first names (but not their family names) quite often.

Anatomy of a Meme through Supercuts

Andy Baio explores memes through supercuts. It’s his new column on Wired.

The Anti-Hero in Modern Television

Malcom Harris takes a look at the anti-hero in today’s TV shows. Almost all networks have one now in their shows.

 

The Battle for London

London Riots 3rd Night in a Row

The Streisand Effect

The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.
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