Syrian Refugees, Meme Wars, and Ethical Imperatives

I tried to steer clear of the Meme Wars over Syrian refugees on Facebook last week. I saw things on both sides that irritated me; from friends on the right I saw things that were occasionally racist, and from friends on the left I saw things that mocked both religion and culture. I learned a … Continue reading Syrian Refugees, Meme Wars, and Ethical Imperatives

On Five Movies Everyone Should See

Five movies that everyone should, in my opinion, watch at least once. Y’know, I’ve never given this a moment’s thought. So here goes. 1. A Hard Day’s Night. It’s the first Beatles movie. It’s the black & white Beatles movie. It’s a riot. I love it. I’m too young to know what Beatlemania was, and … Continue reading On Five Movies Everyone Should See

On the New York Times Personality Quiz

The New York Times is doing a little personality test. Like most personality test, it asks questions about your interests. Unlike most personality tests, the answers are visual, not verbal. My results? You’re Culture Curious People often comment on your sense of calm and refined nature. Your love of all things arty often shines through … Continue reading On the New York Times Personality Quiz