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Generations and Journalism

by Daniel A. Kaufman

My discussion with Robert Wright on Joan Didion, The New Journalism, the Silent Generation, Generation X, and more. Originally aired on meaningoflife.tv, part of the bloggingheads.tv network, October 14.


The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

68 years since Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1.

If you’re looking for a book recommendation right now, then why not go for Tom Wolfe’s the Right Stuff, which tells the story of those experimental test pilots (before going on to look at John Glenn and the other Mercury Astronauts)? 33 more words

"The Times They Are a-Changin,'" But Not Fast Enough

Those middle-brows over at the Nobel Prize for Literature committee have once again failed to pay proper respect to our two brilliant novels and countless inches of compelling newspaper copy and all these insightful daily internet essays, an annual slight which we happened to notice while desperately searching for some news to read about about something other than that awful presidential race, but it was at least somewhat heartening to see that the award had… 1,256 more words


An Interview with Tom Wolfe from The Wolfe Brothers

It’s been a whirlwind of couple of years for the Wolfe Brothers! Since their second place finish on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, the band has taken home two Country Music Channel Awards (New Oz Artist of the Year in 2014 and Group or Duo of the Year in 2016 respectfully), recorded with Brad Paisley, and their third album release has been newly ARIA-nominated for Best Country Album. 1,908 more words


Book Review -- The Kingdom of Speech -- Part II

Although Darwin held off writing up his ideas for 20 years, fearing the reaction he knew would come from the church, the criticisms that really bothered him the most were those of fellow intellectuals about the evolution of language. 672 more words

Social Issues ( Be Civil ! )

How theorists and non-fiction writers are affecting my current practice and modes of thinking

With a lot of reflection over the summer months I have started to identify what it is that I want to create and be apart of. 820 more words

Talking as a Tool - A Review/Scholarly Meditation on Tom Wolfe's The Kingdom of Speech

Three weeks after I dropped my dissertation off at the IOE Applied Linguistics/TESOL administrative office, I did something I thought I’d give myself another few weeks of leisurely trashy novel-reading and beach lounging before doing again: read a book about linguistics. 503 more words