Category Archives: Not-So-Revealing-Personal-Revelations

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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Go Wolverines?

It’s decided. I’m going to Michigan. I’m really excited about this; it feels like a good fit. I’ve been leaning towards UM for nearly a month now, partially because they’ve been so persistent in assuring me it’s the right place, … Continue reading

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Joy

So tonight, thanks to extreme parental generosity, I got to see Nikolai Lugansky and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, which was, as might be expected, superb. But listening to it was somewhat double-edged: as happens … Continue reading

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Not-So-Revealing-Personal-Revelations

I sometimes feign having less interest in a topic or band or game or book because I’m more worried about coming late to the party. Case in point: I just discovered Matt and Kim, but will never post my enjoyment … Continue reading

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