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Square Peg, Round Hole

At my first mock job interview with a faculty member from my home institution, I was informed that I would appear “too white.” (My dissertation examined the uses of rock music and culture in American prose literature of the last 50 years, and white men have created the lion’s share of the source material.) Having been white my entire life, however, I was unsure how to amend this shortcoming in…

Bushisms and Media-isms

President Bush made a simple but unfortunate mis-statment on Thursday that will haunt him in the press and on late-night T.V. talk shows for weeks to come. But what he said is not near as amazing as the blatant twists put on it by big news media to make it even more direct and daunting than it was. Here’s what he is quoted as saying: “Our enemies are innovative and…