Standing Athwart History Suggesting we Endlessly talk about this and unrelated matters

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An Indian Election

A primer on the Indian presidential election, Indian politics, and Indian history.


Down in New Orleans

The city has been destroyed many times over, by war, fire, disease, and flood. Each time, she comes back to life, more vibrant than before but with another layer of rich history atop her deep and storied façades.

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Ways of Knowing

Spare us the girlish delicacy. Science belongs to us already.

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The Big Dog Or The Biggest Choke

Whether he wins or loses, Joe Biden will give us a story this cycle that we’ll be talking about for a long time to come.



Actually, it’s for you. This week’s music prompt: “A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget.”