My friend Larisa over at Austere Magazine pens a great read on how to tune out the barrage of news and content and shouting matches that fill up the modern discourse in 2016. The background context to this piece is the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival, which she and I both attended. The Festival’s panels covered […]

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Borges in Austin

Originally posted on The End of Austin:
Photo courtesy of Historia de la Literatura Argentina, Vol. I, Centro Editor de América Latina I’ve lived in Austin for almost nine years: four as an undergraduate and then, after a stint in Houston, four and a half more while I’ve worked on my PhD. I love this…

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Bylines and Redlines

I got a pen-name, byline, and a published article in Rabble: The meme-ification of the victims of al-Assad and Putin’s war won’t bring the violence any closer an end. Remember their names: Alan Kurdi, Omran Daqneesh but don’t let their images become your sole reality of Syria.

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Searching for the Truth with Mr. Trump: Framing, Misdirection, and the Death of Socrates

Originally posted on Doctor Cheese & Friends:
The mainstream media, these people back here, they are the worst. They are so dishonest…. And, by the way, some of the media is terrific, but most of it, 70%-75%, is absolute dishonest, absolute scum. Remember that. Scum! Scum. They’re totally dishonest people.          …

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