Wynton Marsalis has positioned himself as a jazz conservationist and all purpose pop culture reactionary for the past several decades. From his lofty perch ensconced in the Lincoln Center, Marsalis has inveighed against the pernicious influence of avant garde, R&B and hip hop to howls of outrage on numerous occasions. 1,621 more words
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names are the go-to propaganda tool of unreconstructed fascists
People often label me as conservative, and talk about how Canada (and especially the West Coast) is becoming progressively more liberal. A few years ago, these labels didn’t mean much to me, and certainly not much beyond political ideologies. 1,267 more words
Saadawi is one of the greatest writers to come out of the Arab world. Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned & exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender & class.
Still, she continues to write. A Daughter of Isis is the first part of this extraordinary woman’s autobiography. In it she paints a sensuously textured portrait of the childhood that produced the freedom fighter: from the trauma of female genital mutilation at seven years old to eluding the grasp of suitors at the age of ten. 40 more words
Critical Theory is the domain of the Marxist Left, or at least, it has been for the past eighty years. 1,844 more words