Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Generation on a Ledge

Fenster writes: I wrote here about how the pro-faculty American Association of University Professors issued a report critical of the misuses of Title IX.  And how Fester found that take to be refreshing and welcome.  But also that it was … Continue reading

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Faces and Noses, con’t.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about Neil Postman’s influential early 90s view that broadcast news was morphing to entertainment.  And how that argument–insightful as it was–missed the notion of actual media bias, replete with intention about actual content, that came down … Continue reading

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The Nose in Front of One’s Face

Fenster writes: Neil Postman was an author, academic and media critic, best known for his book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985).  According to Wikipedia: The book’s origins lay in a talk Postman gave to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1984. … Continue reading

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Notes on “Capricorn One”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There is one great moment in the 1978 “Capricorn One”: a slow track away from a group of astronauts who are acting out a Mars landing for the benefit of a credulous public. As the head … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Abigaile Johnson

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Abigaile Johnson’s real name is surely not Abigaile Johnson. She’s Czech, and she looks it. While putting together this post I was struck by the facial resemblance to former NLOTW Jenni Czech, profiled back here. What … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Sway

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Juxtaposin’: Strange Love

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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A Curiel Turn of Events

Fenster writes: Trump’s comments on the judge in the Trump University case are curiel indeed. He leads with his chin, making the most of the fact that Curiel is “Mexican”.  That allows the mainstream press to pummel him.  Curiel is … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Rides

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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“The Roosevelt Myth”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I had a good time reading John T. Flynn’s “The Roosevelt Myth.” Even many of Roosevelt’s fans will admit that his administration was, well, a little bonkers. But Flynn presents it as nothing short of revolutionary … Continue reading

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