Daily Archives: January 26, 2016

Why Are The Oscars So White?

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about the lack of Oscar nominees of people of color this year, with the threat of boycotts of the Oscar ceremonies by certain prominent actors. It is my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rhetoric Of Empire

The Rhetoric Of Empire: Colonial Discourse In Journalism, Travel Writing, And Imperial Administration, by David Spurr In this quotable and ultimately self-contradictory book, the author seeks to engage in a task that is simultaneously constrained and universal. He seeks to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reading On Location

Reading On Location: Great Books Set In Top Travel Locations, by Luisa Moncada and Scala Quin Neither part of the subtitle of this book is strictly accurate. Not all of the books included are great books—some are chosen as fairly … Continue reading

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