Gerry Canavan

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Sunday Morning

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Earlier link dumps this week: 1, 2, 3, 4.

CUNY Administration Declares War On Rebel English Department. This is stunning. Here’s just a little bit more.

Education is a political act. For over half a century, the conservative movement has waged a political war on liberal arts education. They have waged this war because they know that without the skills we are provided by a liberal arts education citizens must abdicate our power.

* Well, I certainly wasn’t going to be the one to say it.

* The FBI has successfully thwarted another bomb plot they organized and outfitted. Promotions all around!

* Old games are horrifying.

* Portraits of Sad Superheroes.

* …for the vast majority of the 500-plus students who graduate each year in Kalamazoo, a better future really does await after they collect their diplomas. The high-school degrees come with the biggest present most of them will ever receive: free college.

‘People Like You If You Put a Lot of Time Into Your Appearance’

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December 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm

‘Confessions of a Superhero’

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Poli-Sci-Fi Radio (live 4-6 every Sunday!) turned me on to Confessions of a Superhero, an excellent independent (but Netflixable) documentary about the people who walk Hollywood Blvd. dressed in superhero costumes, taking photos for tips. Naturally, the subject matter makes for a sort of perfect tragicomedy.

Here’s the trailer:

Once you’ve seen the film you can also check out Wonder Woman’s MySpace page

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December 6, 2008 at 6:19 pm