Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Mouse

On the Rue Cler, near our hotel by Napoleon’s tomb, we had supper at a brasserie: soup, salad, a cheese plate and wine. The waitress left us to our conversation, and we had the table all night. No one rushes … Continue reading

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Grasping the Exotic

A friend once accused academics like me, who, aloft from our ivory towers, offer up criticism without solving problems. Point taken. Vocabulary used in academic writing is annoying, a nod to a coterie of snobs speaking a private language. Readings … Continue reading

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Indians in Paris

I didn’t see it at first. American Retro begged for a second glance when I noticed the storefront decor was laced with geometric Indian designs. Exterior windows painted with golden arrows were reminiscent of a Pendleton blanket. Could be Southwest. … Continue reading

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Scientific Innovation? Who Says?

While flipping though the latest Smithsonian magazine I paused at the following statement: “It is no exaggeration to say that America was founded on innovation.” Having spent November steeped in American Indian ways-of-knowing (I pledged to write each day about … Continue reading

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Brewhaha

The French call it Basse Classe. Low class. That’s what went through my noggin when I heard that Donald Trump threw a fit because a Scottish neighbor refused to bow down to Trump’s exploitive needs.

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Poor Science Supports Media Effects

Most of us think we’re experts on media. And one reason is we believe seeing is believing. Take violence, for example. Parents, teachers, psychologists, physicians—loads of folks–assume that what we see on television and in movies influences us.

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Would You Think Twice about Blackface?

This week Charlotte of Monaco donned American Indian garb at an equestrian show in France, channeling Native spirits of yesteryear. The theme was the American West. So: if the theme was the Civil War, might Charlotte show up in blackface? … Continue reading

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