Daily Archive: January 27, 2011

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Oh the times! Oh the customs!

Here’s BlaiseP in a post-worthy comment: Traditions aren’t dying out… says the man who just bought a new Online calligraphy pen. Harking back to Sam Smith’s ur-screed, bemoaning the Liberal instinct to concentrate and...

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Flogging the Canon

Over at Inside Higher Ed, Stephen Brockmann apologizes for the culture war having politicized the humanities in the 80s: “What on earth were we thinking? Exactly why was it considered progressive in the 1980s to get...

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“East End”

After the jump, an oil painting by Toronto artist Ryan Dineen, from a series opening today at the Show and Tell Gallery in Toronto.

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“Disunion”

That’s the title of The New York Times’ series on The Civil War, which is highly recommended. Here’s a great entry on Virginia, the (relatively) urbanized and cosmopolitan “North of the South” during the...

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The new old ways are the best

I was struck by this line in E.D.’s fine recent post on centralization: I think there is profound tragedy in the loss of tradition, of folkways and local practices. I suppose I do too. However,...

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What would an Internet “Kill Switch” Look Like?

Probably nothing. Until it looked like Egypt, at which point it could be too late: For those trying to follow events in Egypt, Wednesday was a chaotic experience. Unlike the close of Tuesday, when...