Andy Borowitz, over at The New Yorker, a fellow after our own Onion-shaped heart, reports on a new study of “fact resistant humans.” You can find it here: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scientists-earth-endangered-by-new-strain-of-fact-resistant-humans. MAY... [Read more...]Self, with or without Selfies by Stan Persky
Barry Dainton, Self (Penguin, 2014). One of the notable features of human beings is our ability to sleepily glance at the bathroom mirror in the morning, and not only recognize ourselves, but also reflectively note, “Hmm, I don’t like myself very much these days.... [Read more...]Charlie Hebdo, PEN, Ondaatje by Stan Persky
The Mohammad cartoon I like best from the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, is one that portrays the Prophet weeping. It was published almost a decade ago, on the cover of a 2006 issue, long before the Islamic terrorist attack of January 2015 in which a dozen people,... [Read more...]
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