Daily Archive: January 27, 2011


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...


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...


“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.



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...


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,...


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...