Black Thursday

Pouty Betty has returned to match my mood. Do yourself a favor. Turn off the inaugural circle jerk and all the talk about political Providence. No god I am aware of would choose a man willing to lie, cheat, steal,…

Berube Does It Better

Michael Berube writes parody in response to the inane statements about the “inherent” differences between the sexes uttered by Harvard president Lawrence H. Summers: According to Kinbote, the presidency of Harvard University requires a unique array of talents and dispositions…

New Ed Blog

Required to keep a running journal for an education class this semester, I have decided to set up another blog. Topics covered include our class readings and meetings, and later on in the semester, my final formal educational experience in…

The Illusion of the Third Wave

From the new issue of Ms. Magazine, the generation gap is an illusion: It’s no mystery why the discourse that has developed around the waves is divisive and oppositional. Writers and theorists love oppositional categories — they make things so…

Explicito Lingo: Downloads

This week’s downloads are some of my favorite rap songs, the guilty pleasures that I address in the post below on gender and hip hop. I won’t even defend their quality, as I know that my taste in hip hop…