April 2011

Every Animal Has A Story

29 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

There’s a narrative in the animal welfare community that’s been particularly irking me lately. With millions of homeless and unwanted animals across the United States, shelters facing budget cuts and declining donations, many regions are ...

Notes From the Urban/Rural Divide: The Hayseed

28 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

I often encounter the attitude that people living in rural areas have nothing to contribute to the rest of the world. They are hayseeds, rednecks, country bumpkins. This thinking comes from the idea that the only work ‘of worth’ in this ...

Glee: Born This Way

27 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

Two things about this week’s episode: It was bad, from a purely structural/entertainment standpoint. Also, it was bad. Did I mention it was bad? And I didn’t like the music, but that’s because the numbers they chose this week were ...

What If PETA Threw An Ad and Nobody Came?

27 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gets a lot of attention with its outrageous advertising. Every time the organisation comes out with a new ad, I see numerous people commenting on it, arguing about it, discussing it. It’s ...

Internships and Exploitation

26 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

It seems like every day I’m spotting a new ad for an organisation seeking unpaid interns. Unpaid internships have a long tradition, of course, but it does seem, at least on superficial glance, like there are more of them than ever before. ...

The Class Boundaries of Veronica Mars

24 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve been rewatching Veronica Mars lately, sifting through the layers of the show to pick out more things that interest me. The underlying mystery is no mystery for me anymore, of course, so now I can focus on the details of the stories and ...

Fiction: Tongs

23 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

A flower blooms inside her teacup. It starts out very small, as a coiled ball with streaks of colour, and as it warms and softens in the water, tendrils start to trail out and it opens, revealing meticulously arranged tea leaves. Through the water, ...

Fort Bragg City Council Needs an At-Large Member

22 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

I was having a conversation with my landlady the other day about county development policy (I lead an exciting life, what can I say), and we started talking about the city of Fort Bragg and I had mentioned that I had an interest in possibly running ...
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