Point Reyes Farmstead

It is too expensive and self-indulgent for me to buy as a grocery, but the Point Reyes Farmstead needs support during COVID and is very good. I’m interested in the Quinta cheese and I am thinking of it for a birthday present in March. Axé.

Les livres

Is Liddell’s Constantinople and Istanbul insufferably Orientalist? Why do both he and Pamuk say Istanbul is so mournful? It doesn’t seem so to me, although I have not seen it, and I wonder what Said would think. This Nation book review indicates that in After Said I should read Lauren Goodlad’s piece on worlding 19th … More Les livres

Pour développer

Workplace harassment. It is has not been clear to me what the correct interpretation of a certain situation is. a. Time to draw a REALLY firm line. b. No, that has already been done long since and many times, this is actual harassment, it is time to start documenting. c. No, it’s not harassment, it’s … More Pour développer

Films for class

What is neoliberalism / what happened to Mexican film because of it / what is transnational Mexican film like / what image(s) of Mexico and Mexicanness, of nation and self, does it construct? I was going to start with Amores perros We’ll see: Amores perros**Como agua para chocolate** Danzón [I or we own it, but … More Films for class

The contact zone

Something I didn’t take on in this long article I just published was Mary L. Pratt’s concept of the “contact zone,” which I also don’t like. I think it’s too abstract, too totalizing, too asceptic, too fuzzy, and above all, it assumes the existence of no-contact zones. I know, languages in contact, cultures in contact. … More The contact zone


This is the most interesting comment I have found on the show. “Behzat Ç. is a not a kind of TV serials which you are familiar with. Its on its best when it makes a balance between your realities and your illusions. A routine story of life goes parallel with the story of pressure which … More Bezhat

Irish Insults

Luí fada gan faoilte air! Seacht n-aicíd déag agus fiche na hÁirce air! Calcadh fíodáin agus stopainn air! Camroillig agus goile treasna air! An ceas naon air! An Bhuí Chonaill air! Pláigh Lasaras air! Eagnach Job air! Calar na muc air! Snadhm ar bundún air! Galra trua, bios brún, péarsalaí, sioráin, maotháin agus magag air! … More Irish Insults