Category Archives: Links

Paper Tigers and Model Minorities

http://nymag.com/news/features/asian-americans-2011-5/ The above link is a response, of sorts, to the Amy Chua “controversy” that seemed to galvanize proponents of Western culture everywhere a couple months ago.  For those who were not in the know (or choose not to remember), … Continue reading

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More Links

A blog post from a Syrian woman whose father is incredible: http://damascusgaygirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-father-hero.html And a supposedly passive-aggressive, infuriating article from someone: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2011/03/05/the-workplace-should-be-segregated-maybe/

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Shouts and Murmurs

From this weeks’ New Yorker. This is goddamn brilliant (to literary nerds): http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2011/05/02/110502sh_shouts_hanson

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Tina Fey at Google

This is both really interesting and pretty awkward: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Mkufm3ncc&feature=player_embedded

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Self-Esteem

Interesting.

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Obama

Indeed. What was lost in the “Change” and “Hope” hype was that Obama campaigned on a remarkably centrist platform. That doesn’t always win him points with the crazy liberals like myself (DOMA needs to end NOW), but the caricature portrayed … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality

You start to see stories like this more often these days. The impersonality of the Internet is most commonly reviewed when it appears in the form of invective and vitriol spewed by safely anonymous commenters, but this is the kind … Continue reading

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Well

That shuts me up: God seems to believe in keeping it real.  He wants us to face challenges that are bigger than anything we know, more complicated than we can figure out, and so dangerous and all encompassing that we … Continue reading

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RE: Clarity

A response by Andrew Sullivan to the David Brooks piece actually resonates in some ways with my own views, I think. http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/04/a-rigorous-theology.html

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Two Things

Which I found interesting today: An ER doc’s blog post on why the push towards consumer-driven market principles for health care doesn’t work: http://allbleedingstops.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-patients-are-not-consumers.html And a David Brooks piece ostensibly about The Book of Mormon (which I really, really want … Continue reading

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