Monthly Archives: June 2010

An Eastern Love Story

قصة حبٍ شرقية An Eastern Love Story Composed by Naseer Shamma Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma playing the oud with one hand in honor of Iraqi war victims. Naseer Shamma is said to have invented this technique to help Iraqi war … Continue reading

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Why “America the Beautiful” Should Be Our National Anthem

Why “America the Beautiful” Should Be Our National Anthem By John Unger Zussman No, it’s not because the “Star-Spangled Banner” (let’s call it SSB) is unsingable. The notes span about an octave and a half, which is within most people’s … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

THE DAY KURT COBAIN BLEW HIS BRAINS OUT by Andreas Economakis Marisa and I arrived at LAX late in the evening and when we finally got home I hit the sack right away. I was due to work on a … Continue reading

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Slavoj Žižek

*** From the European Graduate School faculty page: Slavoj Zizek is a senior researcher, Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and visiting professor at American universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York, University of Michigan). Ph.D. … Continue reading

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UNTITLED by Rabindranath Tagore The foolish run. The clever wait. And the wise go into the garden. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was an Indian Bengali polymath. He was a popular poet, novelist, musician, and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music … Continue reading

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HELLO FRIENDS OF AIOTB, Okla Elliott is assuming the duties of Managing Editor! (Matt Gonzalez is taking his leave & promises to write more) Frans Masereel woodcut, 1921. 1876 frontispiece for Tom Sawyer.

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  THE AFTERMATH OF THE FLOTILLA By Anna Baltzer Last night marked one week since Israel’s attack in international waters on the Mavi Marmara Turkish humanitarian ship bound for Gaza, killing nine. One by one, the hundreds of witnesses aboard … Continue reading

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