Archive for February 2011

A Conference on Place

For those in the LA area, Pepperdine University will be hosting an intriguing conference on the idea of place. The conference is titled A Place in the World: Geography, Identity, and Civic Engagement in Modern America (March 11-12). It is b...

Your Justice Is My Pay Check

Tucson, AZ. Far from my native Midwest, which sometimes seems to be working out the details of its final collapse after decades of decline, and far from the equally depressing backroom corruption and social-democratic clientalism of Pennsyl...

Cisco’s Hologram

Cisco is boasting that its new communications technology will change the way we engage others. Indeed, when a hologram of a man in California appears before an audience in India and has a conversation with a “real” person, thing...

Gentlemen Don’t Wrestle With Ladies

Kearneysville, WV. Edmund Burke lamented that the age of chivalry has passed. He was, of course, commenting on the attempted eradication of all social distinctions by the revolutionaries in France. Burke went on to argue that European civil...

The Right Profile

My lunch with Bill Clune is served at the American Conservative: http://www.amconmag.com/blog/meet-the-marlboro-man/.

Why We’re Gaga for Gaga

For all the unpredictability of her outfits, there is one thing that has been quite predictable about her work: Gaga’s constant equation of love with violence and humiliation.