Sunday, January 18, 2015

Resources for January 18, 2015

North, James and Philip Weiss. "The New York Time's double standard on westerners who go off to fight in Middle East conflicts." Mondoweiss (January 17, 2015)

Eddington, Patrick G. "The New Imitation Game." The Cato Institute (January 8, 2015)

Tiflati, Hicham. "Why Charlie Hebdo Offends Me." Mondoweiss (January 16, 2015)

Kluger, Jeffrey. "A Bad Day for Climate Change Deniers … And the Planet." Time (January 16, 2015)

"Kevin B. Lee (Slacker)." Cinephiliacs #12 (January 27, 2013)

Radisic, Danica. "The Journalistic Purgatory of Eastern Europe." Global Voices (February 19, 2014)

Hunte, Matthew. "Photos: Humans of the Caribbean." Global Voices (February 21, 2014)

Bloom, Paul, et al. "Brand Over Brain." TED Radio Hour (January 16, 2015) ["Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value?"]

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

gratuitous \gruh-TOO-uh-tuss\

adjective 1 : done or provided without recompense : free 2 : not called for by the circumstances : unwarranted


John seems incapable of talking about anything he owns without a gratuitous reference to the amount of money he spent on it.

"Each gratuitous 'Mr.,' 'Mrs.,' 'Miss,' or 'Ms.' appeared not so much respectful as nostalgic, a yearning for a return to the days when all but the closest acquaintances addressed one another with titles and surnames." — Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2014

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