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Short Notes: David Foster Wallace On Hip-Hop?

by Jose Vilson on August 18, 2013

in Short Notes

Dwight Schrute on My Facebook Page

Dwight Schrute on My Facebook Page

A few notes:

Quotable:

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that … imitation is suicide … that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but though his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which residents in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Short Notes: Romney Flips The Big Bird

by Jose Vilson on October 7, 2012

in Short Notes

Mitt Romney Flips The Big Bird

A few notes:

  • Here are a few reasons why we should save PBS. Like you need any more. [Explore]
  • Do we still expect our favorite writers to be nice people? Or as complex as their writing? Case in point: David Foster Wallace. [New York Times]
  • Harlem schools are seeing a high turnover rate. Beth Fertig explores. [Schoolbook]
  • Christina Lewis Halpern notices the shift between Jay-Z the entertainer and Jay-Z the Brooklyn realtor. [Dominion of New York]
  • I agree that we don’t have to be so caustic when it comes to speaking to each other, but let’s be real: if all sides aren’t equal, then the terms of engagement get a little skewed. In education or otherwise. [Living in Dialogue]
  • At first, you’re thinking: “They’re not talking about Karen Lewis like that!” By the end, you’re like, “This was fair.” [Chicago Magazine]

Quotable:

“U can unfollow if u want but #YallGoneGetThisWork”

- Lupe Fiasco, in response to Roland Martin and DL Hughley’s contention that Lupe will inevitably coerce people into not voting

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