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Finger Tutting: From Dorm Room Horsing Around to the Corporate Big Time

In Western culture, Egypt seems to be the best place to trace lithe, high glamour, iconic posing, and so it seems fitting that a certain style of freeze frame dancing would be dubbed as “tutting” (as in “King Tut” or … Continue reading

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Atheists ban Bob Dylan: the liberated Bohemian mind is a no-no in Red China

It’s not just tightly wound religious fundamentalists who can get worked up over the hippie counterculture: atheists can ban Bob Dylan too. This was in the Guardian recently: Aged 68 and almost half a century past the zenith of his angry, … Continue reading

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George Orwell Watch: Far Rightists Decide That They’re the True Inheritors of the 60s Left!

Crazy. Way out. Orwellian. Politico reports today on the evidence that the Far Right is self-consciously appropriating the slogans, artistic styles, and general political tactics of the 1960s Left! Obviously, conservatives perceive (correctly) that Americans are, in general, so unevenly educated, and so confused about history … Continue reading

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Lecturing Doesn’t Work?

The NY Times reports today that, at M.I.T, the traditional freshman physics lecture class of 300 students or more is being replaced by hands-on learning in small groups. Money quote: The physics department has replaced the traditional large introductory lecture with … Continue reading

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